Some people hate to be criticized, and nobody wants to hear unpleasant news. In the business world, however, there are times when both need to be done.
Bad news and criticism rarely flows up; it almost always rolls downhill, from management to the rank-and-file. Employees don’t communicate problems, criticize or are the bearer of unpleasant news, simply because they are often terrified of losing their jobs.
There are some issues that human resources experts hear often, in virtually every business and industry. These are the problems that hinder productivity, prevent collaboration and create a disgruntled and dysfunctional workplace.
The six things employees wish they could tell you: