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How To Kindly Correct Someone When They're Wrong

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How To Kindly Correct Someone When They're Wrong

How To Kindly Correct Someone When They're Wrong

https://blog.trello.com/kindly-correct-someone-wrong

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The Right Time And Place

Pull the person you want to correct aside for a private, one-on-one conversation instead of highlighting their error in front of a larger group.
Also, to correct them before they get in trouble for their mistake. A little embarrassment right now will save them even greater mortification in the long run.

Use Clarifying Questions

They will help you to:

  • Gut-check our own correction. Hearing another person's reasoning might get you to realize that you are actually the one who's wrong.
  • It makes you seem more aggressive and the person that did wrong might accept your help to make the necessary corrections.

Back Up Your Point With Evidence

When you’re correcting someone , be prepared to back up your point with real evidence, and not just your well-intended opinion.
Real data that supports your point is the single best way to correct false information.

Offer To Help

To be a real team player, offer to help get the things on the right patch.
Lend a hand in repairing a situation will emphasize collaboration over competition and it will make you far more pleasant to work with to boot.

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