The managers in our entire "company" (several dozen) all just received a directive from HR on giving feedback. While the vast majority of it was good and in harmony with MT principles on giving feedback (I think, as best I understand them, anyway), there was this statement that gave me pause:
"Use feedback as an opportunity for dialogue, not a lecture. Ask for the employee’s thoughts and feelings. Solicit ideas. Make improvement a collaborative effort, counsel together."
Hmmm... Does this potentially violate the "keep it brief, to the point, focus on the behavior, and not create an opportunity for debate about the manager's feelings or opinion" principle?