Feeling off your game at work, but not sure where you’re falling short? The best thing to do is to ask your co-workers. Lifehacker’s Alan Henry shares three ways to get their honest feedback.
- Ask your boss first. Your workplace success is tied to hers, so she should be happy to help you learn more about your strengths and your weaknesses.
- Keep it casual and confidential. To reduce awkwardness, invite your trusted co-worker out to coffee. Keeping the conversation casual and confidential will help him feel more comfortable about providing critical feedback.
- Focus on growth. When soliciting sincere feedback, communicate that you want your co-worker to be honest but not overbearing. Keep the conversation focused on how you can grow and do better at your job.
— Adapted from “How Not to Be The Coworker Everyone Hates,” Alan Henry, Lifehacker.