Sometimes, when trying to not hurt someones feelings we can end up doing more harm than good.
For example, you receive a report and while it’s not very good, you tell the writer it’s fine…and then rewrite it. The problem isn’t that report but rather future reports will be done the same way because the writer thinks it was well done.
A person makes a presentation to you and it’s awful yet you tell them it’s good and you will take it under consideration. While you think you are making them feel better, in reality you are holding them back because they wont grow without honest feedback.
It’s better to be honest with a review or evaluation, knowing it will hurt short term than to make them feel better short term and hurt them long term.
Just something to think about.
Have a great day!