Provide context to your critique by explaining the nature, frequency and method of communication with your supervisor. So, in bold face type, write: "Nature, frequency and usual methods of communication with (supervisor’s name):" Summarize why, when and how you and your supervisor communicate. Do you meet and talk in his office every day? Once or twice a week? Do you converse most often in person, by email or by phone? Here and below, be especially judicious about using words, such as "always," "usually" and "never."
Write "Strengths of (supervisor’s name) communication skills:" in bold face type. With precision and specificity, provide a summary of your view and then amplify this section with details. Provide an anecdote, if you can, that underscores these strengths. Be direct, honest and forthright and provide restrained praise where appropriate; lofty, winded superlatives might call your critique into question for its sincerity. Write no more than two descriptive paragraphs, remembering that the goal is to keep your critique to a single page.
Write "Areas for improvement in (supervisor’s name) communication skills:" in bold face type. With the same precision and specificity, describe in a constructive manner how your supervisor could improve his communication behaviors. Strive for relevance: Be sure to explain how these improvements either could help you perform better on the job, help other employees or improve the organization. Balance is important to a critique; so, try to write approximately the same number of words in this section as you did in the one above.