Writing Prompt: How are you at receiving criticism? Do you prefer that others treat you with kid gloves, or go for brutal honesty?
I can handle criticism if it given to me in a respectful way, in a way that set for improvements and not as a way to downgrade me. I think honesty is the best way, if you are gonna learn how to properly do something.
It’s odd that this came up because a few weeks ago we were talking about this very thing. I am the type of employee that works better independently I feel like I do my best work that way, so if you see me doing something wrong, or you think that it can be done in a better; more efficient way please let me know, but don’t watch over my shoulder to make sure that I’m doing it. You hired me to do a job, now get the hell out of my way and allow me to do it. And in return I will do the same for you.
I have worked under some great managers and supervisors and I’m had some that were uber micromanagers….. and those were the jobs that I hated the most, and the ones that I didn’t stay at. Sometimes criticism can be taken the wrong way, but I don’t think that “kid gloves” or “brutal honesty” is the best way to go, as long as the delivery is respectful and given in a manner that you would want to receive it is the best way to go.
Until Next Time….