A Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors, from a supervisor,
about how to discuss an employee’s use of profanity.
I need to know some questions to ask an employee about using profanity, in a meeting discussing her performance.
It’s stressful to be facing a counseling session with an employee, when you know you will be critiquing his or her behavior or performance. Often managers lose sleep and feel worried, much more than the employee does! Your brief question doesn’t explain the circumstances leading up to this meeting—and those are important for you to consider as you decide how to approach it.