Constructive feedback takes different forms in different contexts. In the workplace, it must be based on observations and should include both praise and helpful criticism. The balance of positive and negative observations is a delicate one. Favourable judgement should reinforce what a person does well, while less favourable judgement should highlight areas that need improvement. In constructive feedback, the positive observations usually precede the negative, with praise representing favourable judgement, and criticism less favourable judgement.
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