Nathan (gemsling) wrote,
Nathan
gemsling

To tell it like it is? That is the question.

I work for a company that has adopted the slogan "tell it like it is", and which promotes being "straight up".

The problem is, it seems to have rubbed off: I now feel inclined to indeed tell it like it is, but sometimes I have to stop and consider whether it is appropriate to give constructive criticism to people.

Today's example: a very craftily worded internal email. You have to read between the lines to figure out exactly what is being said. Would it be a bad move to reply to the General Manager of Customer Services, commenting that his announcement seems to be evasive and that he should adopt more straight-up language? I'm not in Customer Services, but something tells me my feedback may not be well received...
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