I was discussing issues related to employee productivity with a manager recently and he mentioned how he gives constructive criticism to his employees.
He was a bit taken aback when I laughed. I said to him, let me give you my definition of constructive criticism:
Constructive criticism is the reasonable, well-founded and beneficial advice you give to others about their attitudes and behaviours. Whereas ridiculous, unfounded and totally unreasonable criticism is that which others give to you about your behaviours and attitudes!
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