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Consumer Affairs: Being open to criticism at work can be beneficial to creativity


Negative feedback at work should be delivered by someone of a lower rank, suggests a research paper by Dr Yeun Joon Kim, University Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge Business School. “It makes sense that employees might feel threatened by criticism from their managers,” said Kim. “Supervisors have a lot of influence in deciding promotions or pay raises. So negative feedback from a boss might trigger career anxieties.”

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