Avoid Performance Negativism

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

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fter you give a subordinate a poor performance review, beware of the ensuing silence. Wise managers keep the communication lines open by offering suggestions for improvement and setting short-term goals with frequent review dates. That sort of response sends a message to the unhappy employee: The manager wants me to succeed and will try hard to find ways to make that happen.

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