How to deal with criticism at the office or workplace

Have you ever faced criticisms at your workplace? It’s a very common problem.

Some criticisms can very valuable also enabling you to hone to whatever it is you are working on and improve it for the better work. Next time you receive a criticism keep these in mind instead of thinking negative.

1. Look at your initial reaction

No matter what kind of criticism you hear at first it’s going to hurt you for sure. And you will start hating the person who criticized you and can become more defended rather than using the opportunity to correct and improve them. It is ok to be hurt at first when you receive criticism and just make sure you quickly move out of that and begin approaching the criticism in a sincere manner so that you can learn from your mistakes and grow in your career rather than getting angry.

2. Ask questions on how you can improve

When someone criticizes you, be quick enough to ask them how they think you can improve.
Most of the time if persons criticize validly then you will already have an idea of how to correct them. However, most of the employers may not share with you how to improve. So go deep towards the criticism or negative comments and ask them to clarify their mistakes and further suggestions. If you do so, these suggestions can be valuable for you in future. Many peoples lives have been changing over the years with one piece of good feedback. Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is a truth or merit in criticisms.>/p>

3.Thank them for their feedback

Although, it is difficult it would be grateful to thank them for constructive criticism, try to learn from it. After all, it can be incredibly valuable and can save you from pitfall on your career path. You can voice your gratitude and thank them for their feedback. When you say thank you for the feedback, you completely became neutral. Here, you are showing the person that you are respecting the comments and more likely that people who criticized can help you later on. The truth is most of the people are hesitant to thank after feedback.

4. Distinguish between useful criticism and useless criticism

It is a sad reality that always people criticize just for the sake of criticizing. They come from negative backgrounds and always look for something which is not correct, no matter how good your work is. These people will find flaws in the work which doesn’t exist and will point them out. These criticisms are different from constructive criticism.

If you find criticism unfounded:

  • Smile
  • Thank them
  • Move on
    But the actual fact is most criticisms will be genuine and well-meaning.

5. Ask for time to address their concerns

After a person identifies a flaw in your work or results you may take time to address their concerns and present them with your revised edition. If you do this, it may create a good impression for the employer that you value their criticism and this time they may be completely satisfied with your results and will give you good feedback. So this way you are giving the best possible result.

Be open to feedback because it may change your life.
Have you received any criticism? What was your reaction? How did you handle it?
Write your comment below – I would love to hear how you took it.

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