It’s nothing personal
A lot of times at work, we give honest, blunt and harsh feedback. I am sure we look like the bad boss who never ever understands.
Lately, I have been there much more than I like. As business grows, we are all under immense pressure to grow with it. Sometimes we know what we need to do in order to grow, but sometimes we all need to be guided. Feedback is just another way of guiding. I keep telling my team, it is just feedback to help them improve and in return help the organization improve. They should not for a minute think there is anything personal about it. It is all about work and making it work together better, faster, cheaper.
After a hard day of critical reviews and tough feedback, I would still like to unwind with the same team and laugh over silly PJs and imitations of each other. When it comes to work, it ends within the confines of work boundaries . But when it comes to personal relationships, there is no defining boundaries.
We might chose to part ways within the work boundaries, but personal relationships will last forever.