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When correcting staff, do you ensure your comments are helpful?

WRITTEN BY STEVE MARR
TUESDAY, 13 MARCH 2018

King Solomon wrote, "Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing" (Proverbs 12:18 NLT).

Sarcasm, when used to discipline staff, will backfire and be ineffective. When employees mess up, point out what went wrong, and what action needs to be taken. Explain how the problem can be avoided in the future. Using a sharp tongue will only fracture workplace relationships and weaken our own credibility while generating little long-term improvement. Stay positive, avoid the sarcastic remarks, and build up your staff more effectively.

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