Great thoughts. It’s incredibly frustrating to get that rejection and have no idea why. Then we’re just guessing and taking action for the sake of doing something.
Some people rationalize holding back this feedback because they believe they’re sparing our feelings. But it’s really their own cowardice. They’re afraid of having that uncomfortable conversation. Even though that’s what we need to improve.
I try to always be upfront with people on why they didn’t get a position or a promotion. It’s not always a fun conversation. And I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t handle them all well. But it sets them up better for the future. And we owe people that.
Thanks for the response.