Managers spend a lot of time during the work day giving direction to people. We tell people what needs to be done, when it neeeds to be done, and how it needs to be done. Different people need to be told in different ways. When you do it well you can achieve great results. Make a little slip up and everything goes wrong. Here's how to do it right.
Instead of giving orders, a smart manager gives instructions. Learn how to give instruction instead of giving orders to become a better manager.
If you want to get the best out of people, you have to give them all the information they need to succeed. Let them know what you expect. Let them know what will be used to evaluate it as a success. Get them involved in the planning.
How to give positive feedback describes the steps to motivate employees through public recognition of their successes.
You should try to focus first on giving positive feedback and resort to negative feedback only as a last resort. If you do need to give negative feedback, here is how to do it in the most productive way.