Compliment Sandwich

Compliment Sandwich

A management technique in which one pays an employee a compliment on his/her work, delivers a criticism, and then compliments him/her again. A compliment sandwich is a way to make an employee aware of his/her problems while attempting to preserve his/her morale.
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This is a hard one to resist because it's wrapped up in a compliment sandwich.
I wanted to try and make a compliment sandwich here: where I say something bad, then I say something good, then finish it off with something bad (you can sense there's a big 'but' com- ing here) but I really couldn't find anything good to say about this.