Two items posted to LinkedIn, relating to communication processes in work and jobs.
“Beware of the ‘Crap Sandwich,’ a Sneaky Managerial Technique for Giving Negative Feedback,” by Alison Green, Slate, 22 August 2018 (posted August 2018)
Can’t remember where I first heard of this technique – prefacing criticism with praise, and then following with praise again – but it’s only now that I’m encountering the term “crap sandwich.” It seemed like a nice idea at the time, but it’s also easy to see how it got a bad name. Anything formulaic in interpersonal relations will sooner or later be recognized as such.
“When being too collaborative can hurt your career,” by Lisa Evans, Fast Company, 22 October 2018 (posted November 2018)
Issue here IMO isn’t really too much collaboration or consensus-seeking but rather misplaced deference, deliberation & dithering. Good teamwork requires stepping up or supporting another’s lead at the right moments.
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