Many employers don’t like to have formal meetings, i.e. in private, with closed doors, with staff who are not performing.
Instead, they feel that an “informal” comment at their desk or the coffee machine will be enough for the person to understand the feedback and act on it.
In an ideal world, that would be the case. But years of experience shows me that it’s not.
And a recent incident highlights the point:
I was called in to “deal with” the PA to the MD.
And by “deal with”, I mean that – of course – he wanted to get rid of her.