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Tactful criticism

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Question: During a performance review, how do you tactfully discuss with an employee -- point out to an employee -- that he or she spends way too much time visiting with co-workers in surrounding cubicles?  -- Jean


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Jean, we are also in the midst of reviews and this issue also came up... We were torn as how to write it down as "exceissive talking" was too extreme, therefore decided that the best wording was "you spend an inordinate amount of time socializing."

I like Betty's phrase "you spend and inordinate amount of time socializing", then allow for a long pause and let it fall on the employee to explain. This employee may be done with their work and feel they have "free time" which is not good for co-workers to see because they perceive it as slacking. Th...(register to read more)

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