While there may be some masochistic gluttons for punishment out there, in general, it’s safe to say that nobody likes to be criticized—especially for their work.
Most employees in a professional setting work hard and give their best efforts when performing their jobs. Having the end result of their work critiqued and criticized, therefore, can be damaging to their psyche.
At the same time, being open to receiving and learning from constructive criticism is essential to employee training, growth, and development. No employee is perfect, and everyone has areas for improvement. But, without openness to this type of input, it’s impossible for employees to improve.