With the New Year comes an opportunity to have an improved outlook on life. One way to do that is to turn what could be considered negative situations into opportunities for growth. In the workplace, no matter your job title, we all experience criticism from time to time. Whether you are corrected by your colleague or receive negative feedback from your boss, consider these tips to manage criticism like a pro:
- Accept that you have little or no control over criticism. It can help you keep a cool head.
- Consider any true parts of the criticism that could help you. For example, if it’s true your projects are late, figure out how you can overcome procrastination. Don’t “attack” criticism. See what you can gain from it.
- Don’t take it personally. Again, view a critique as feedback about your work that can help guide you to make improvements.
Remember, knowing how to accept criticism can leave a positive impact on the person offering it. Your response could put you in a more favorable light and enhance your professional reputation.
Source: Broward Health Employee Assistance Program