How To Give Difficult Feedback At Work (Without Hurting Feelings) [Infographic]
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How To Give Difficult Feedback At Work (Without Hurting Feelings) [Infographic]

Regardless of the particular industry you work in, there is one thing which remains consistent in any workplace and that is the importance of communication.

For employees working relatively low on the business pyramid, being able to ask management and more experience coworkers advice is vital.

It is also important that they are able to communicate any issues they might have. By doing this they can potentially improve their role or working environment.

However, depending on what type of boss you might have, there are certain things that can never be said.

Take a look at this post from Business Insider which includes some classic phrases that should never be said to a boss. This list includes phrases such as ‘I’m bored’ and ‘that’s impossible’.

Obviously, the importance of communication works both ways. People in management roles not only have to answer to those above but also have to monitor those below them.

And just as there are things which employees shouldn’t say to their bosses, there are also things bosses shouldn’t’ say to employees. Take a look at this list from Forbes which lists 9 of the most important.

There are actually lots of potentially difficult conversations which bosses must have with their employees.


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One of the most difficult conversations a manager has to have with an employee giving them feedback.

This is because constructive criticism can often come across as something far more insulting than initially intended.

Thankfully, the process of offering particularly difficult feedback has been made that little bit easier.

Noticeboards Online has created a great infographic called ‘How To Give Difficult Feedback At Work (Without Hurting Feelings)’ which you can see below.
It covers everything from suggestions on how to empower your workforce to advice on why building trust among your team is so important.

Give Difficult Feedback