Giving your direct the answer?
I just gave some feedback to a contract employee, but gave her the answer to "What should you do differently" after she was not coming up with an acceptable answer.
I know this is incorrect and am asking the group how to best handle this in the future?
Background: The direct was sitting at her desk with nothing to do. I observed the direct for about 5 minutes, seeing what she might do. When she continued to just sit there I approached her.
M: "X, can I give you some feedback"
M: "When you just sit at your desk with nothing to do, it makes it appear that you are not interested in being here, what can you do differently"
D: "I was waiting for Y to show me the mail and deposit"
M: "The mail might not be in for an hour, what can you do differently"
D: "F was going to show me..." this is where I answered "When you have nothing to do, you can always ask me, what can you do differently"
D: "I will come to you when I have nothing to do"
I understand I should not have done this, hence this post, looking for feedback myself on what I should do differently. Even though I am not expert at the feedback model, (another area I am working on), I sensed that I was not going to get the answer [b]"I WANTED"[/b]
What can I do better?