Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about serious criticism:
I had my annual review this week by a boss to whom I started reporting to only a few months ago. In general, I have feel he’s a good manager. The draft of the review that my boss sent me was glowingly positive. However, it also contained the following section: ~~~ Areas for Improvement – Choose words and actions carefully when stressed, upset, or emotional. – On occasion, you have let some stress that you were feeling spill over to affect the working atmosphere for coworkers. While this is difficult to prevent in times of stress, it should be minimized. – Be diplomatic, even in routine interactions with colleagues. – Recognize and accept limitations placed on co-workers. ~~~ I was completely shocked and dismayed.