Business concepts

Business concepts: When we discuss trivial matters instead of important ones

Black-and-white photo of bike leaning up against small shed

The Law of Triviality describes how people often waste time focusing on small things instead of the important ones. We might be meeting to approve plans for a nuclear power plant, but we spend most of the time arguing about what color to paint the bike shed.

Constructive criticism

If you have a well-reasoned recommendation that will help someone improve their performance, you can give them constructive criticism. Constructive criticism usually includes positive and negative feedback and is shared in a friendly, supportive manner.

Constructive criticism is often focused on a particular behavior or quality. The goal is to help the person develop and advance.