The Ideal Praise-to-Criticism Ratio

It’s the secret to high-performing teams — and strong marriages.

 

Which is more effective in improving team performance: using positive feedback to let people know when they’re doing well, or offering constructive comments to help them when they’re off track?

New research suggests that this is a trick question. The answer, as one might intuitively expect, is that both are important. But the real question is — in what proportion?

Bill Palladino – MLUI‘s insight:

It’s a fairly obvious notion, but people do perform better when there is a generous sprinkling of criticism.  It works well for children too.  And why not?

See on blogs.hbr.org

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