Sometimes Negative Feedback is Best – Heidi Grant Halvorson – Harvard Business Review

Sometimes Negative Feedback is Best - Heidi Grant Halvorson - Harvard Business Review

Sometimes Negative Feedback is Best – Heidi Grant Halvorson – Harvard Business Review.

An interesting article that posits that we should be focusing on positive feedback with novices to increase commitment and on negative/critical feedback on more expert workers to share information for improved performance.

I don’t agree fully agree with the premise that Grant Halvorson advances here and though I’d struggle to put my finger on exactly why, it’d likely be my feeling that these categories likely need to be more fluid than described in the article.  Specifically, if I am an experienced or even worker and begin reporting to a new manager, this may make the relationship a novice relationship for this scenario and I may benefit from having more positive feedback at the beginning to re-enforce commitment and help lay a ground of expectations instead of a large diet of information for improvement right off the bat.  My two cents anyway….

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