Providing Purposeful Feedback

Feedback can be an anxiety-producing experience for both the giver and receiver. But it doesn’t have
to be. Here are some tips!

Don’t wait until the end of the year. Yearly performance reviews are becoming a thing of the past. Today’s workforce desires instant feedback and with current technology, feedback can easily become more continuous and spontaneous.

Get creative with your wording.
The term “performance review” can be intimidating and can hinder openness. Consider calling it “a check-in, handshake or catch-up” to reduce some of the angst.

Give feedback in person when possible. Face-to-face is the most effective way to have constructive conversations. Employees usually don’t want to have discussions that may involve career planning and compensation online nor on the phone.

Empower your employees. Employees improve through training, not criticism. A good leader empowers employees by sharing a clear vision of the expectations, giving guidance, and then letting the employee work in their own way to make it happen.

Establish trust. Established trust makes it easier for future, possibly more difficult, conversations to be perceived more positively. Show employees that you appreciate their hard work and their potential!

Avoid making personal attacks. Telling someone they were careless will feel like a personal attack. If someone makes a mistake, point it out, teach them the correct way to do it and encourage them to improve going forward.

  • Resilience in the Workplace

    Life comes with hardships, and hardships cause an emotional toll. 65% of Americans consider their jobs to be the biggest stressor in their life. In the workplace, long hours, difficult work environments, complex, low social support, and unrealistic deadlines all bring high stress. People low on resilience are four times more likely to burn out. […]

  • Dealing with Naysayers

     You can find them everywhere they are coworkers friends and even family members. They are negative and shoot down your ideas. You’re quick to point out a problem, but rarely a solution. They seem joyful when things won’t work out. They are naysayers! Here’s how to deal with them. Use their doubt as motivation. Make […]

  • The Power of Self-Talk

    Self-talk can determine your success. Negative self-talk is when you talk about yourself in defeating and detrimental ways and this can adversely affect your outcomes. Positive self-talk is your internal dialogue that is motivating and uplifting. It exudes confidence and focuses on strengths. Shifting your language from negative to positive self-talk helps you be more […]