Feedback Trouble: 2

Your response Response example
What is happening, or failing to happen, that is causing the trouble?

Inappropriate communication choices on the part of the supervisee; this information can be compiled and shared at the next meeting. Inappropriate communication choices on the part of the supervisor; his replies are unhelpful and not giving supervisee effective feedback.

The supervisee does not know the rules for communicating with the supervisor and the supervisor is not providing direct feedback.
How might the supervisor go about improving this situation?

Email the supervisee and set up a goal for the next meeting to review when to use which methods of communication and express appreciation that the supervisee is sharing so much – but ask that texts be used for urgent contact only.

Provide clear rules for communicating and include many examples, then provide immediate feedback that is direct when an unnecessary text is sent in the future.