Do you work with others who are not reaching their full potential? If you have fellow employees who fall into this category, you have the right to intervene; however, you have to do it in an appropriate manner. You will learn how to criticize a colleague’s work.
You should not be nasty about it. For example, you have to refrain from trying to put him down.
You should only focus on helping her. It is wise to use constructive criticism. For example, you can say, “For your own good, I have to say that you are not doing your work properly.”
It is essential to have patience with him. Once you teach him how to do something, you have to give him ample time to properly do what he just learned.
It would be an injustice to sit there and say nothing. Instead, you should offer to help her.
You have to do it kindly. The first thing you can do is to smile genuinely while making sure to not use mocking gestures. The second is to say, “I hate to bother you but the way you are doing your job is not the right way.”
You should volunteer to mentor him. It would be a good idea to say, “Things are not going smoothly. Please let me show you how things are supposed to be done for a while.”
You have to refrain from scolding her and saying, “No, no, no. You have it all wrong.” It would be more diplomatic to say, “That’s not the right way. May I please show you how to do it?”
You have to use good judgment and try to avoid embarrassing him. For example, if you need to go into heavy detail about his performance, you should do it when both of you are alone.
It is important to not do it loudly or harshly. You should speak to her in a quiet, gentle tone.
You should limit what you say. It is sometimes best to only tell someone a few details and then get out of the way while letting him discover some of his mistakes on his own.
You should offer to display your work. You can say, “Please let me show you my work so you can learn how to improve yours.”
You have learned some of the ideas you can use to tactfully help your colleague. Please incorporate them.