Giving Feedback to Employee of a Partner Company?
Should you provide feedback to employees in other organisations that you deal with?
This week, I attended a meeting with a major OEM for which we're a channel. One presentation was given by a guy who was clearly inexperienced and very nervous. On more than one instance he read out the slides word-for-word. This made me cringe and I could see others had a similar reaction.
I met with the OEM's Channel Manager later and he alluded to this presentation. I suggested that perhaps somebody should provide him some feedback or he'd never improve. I had benefited from similar feedback myself.
The question is, should I have taken aside this individual myself? I'm not very experienced at giving feedback and was concerned with how they might receive it. This was the 1st time I'd met them in person, and had previously only been on a couple of conference calls, er I mean Effective Teleconference Meetings, with them.
What should I have done?