Of course, this is in context of encouraging an open dialogue within the workplace – challenging, testing, poking holes in, always improving.
It takes a certain kind of person to do this though.
I mean, few of us are truly prepared to have our ideas scrutinized and challenged in a public way…
In many organizations, people give negative feedback only behind closed doors. As Jack Handey advised in one of his “Deep Thoughts” on Saturday Night Live, before you criticize people, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.
-Adam Grant, Originals