Giving and receiving criticism at work is often part of a normal job description – so it shouldn’t feel awkward or unpleasant to do so. There are ways to mitigate those feelings, however, that will also result in better communication between the givers and receivers of constructive criticism. Among them:
* Give some thought to your timing.
* Be matter-of-fact.
* Clarify what should change.
* Feedback should be a discussion.
See more techniques here.