Do This Before Providing Feedback

They say the culture you get in your workplace is either what you create or what you allow. 

So over time, you'll have plenty of opportunity to provide negative feedback on behaviors you don't want to allow.

But how do you so in a way that doesn't diminish morale and create conflict or resentment?

A good tool is to pause and ask these 5 questions of yourself first:

  1. What's motivating this urge to correct?

  2. How am I guilty of the thing I'm correcting?

  3. How would I react if someone said something similar to me?

  4. What positive result do I hope will come of saying this?

  5. Am I deriving pleasure from pointing out another's error?

Then, you can provide corrective feedback with a smile on your face.


At Trellis Group, we believe chaos is the enemy of the small business. It's our mission to partner with small business owners and their teams to develop the managerial practices and processes to crush chaos.

If you feel overwhelmed and need a proven system to focus on the next best thing, we can help. Companies who work with us see revenues go up, anxiety go down, and work becomes a force multiplier for good in the lives of your people.

Reach out to discover how the Trellis Group can help you crush chaos.


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