Recognize This! – Feedback matters. Good, detailed, quality feedback given appropriately matters more.
“Thank you for all you do.”
“Great work, but your time to delivery was a little slow. You’re a terrific employee, though and I know you’ll do better next time.”
“Can I give you some feedback?”
What’s wrong with these three phrases? Reading from the top down, these phrases seem to flow from quite good to potentially negative but could be positive, too. So, why have I said, “Never say these things in employee recognition?”