The power of negative feedback

More than 206 SmartBrief on Workforcereaders weighed in on last week's SmartPulse question: Have you ever had a bad performance review?

  • Yes, and I was fired or quit shortly afterward – 31 votes, 15.05%
  • Yes, but I recovered and went on to do well in the job – 50 votes, 24.27%
  • No. – 125 votes, 60.68%

"A bad review doesn't automatically mean professional failure. Nearly 40% of respondents said they had been given a negative performance review over the course of their career. For wise workers, poor reviews can be a signal to move on to other careers or – when the feedback is delivered effectively – to work toward excellent performance." -- Mary Ellen Slayter, senior editor, SmartBrief on Workforce.

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