The Art of Feedback

Everyone states they want feedback, but so few can actually take criticism. A manager’s job is to consistently provide positive and negative feedback to their employees. In every industry and organization, one thing is common and true: “All employees need some form of feedback.” How is that most of us managers fail at this supposedly simple skill? Regardless of experience level, we can all use practice. (more…)

Nuts-and-Bolts: Feedback – Effective or Inefficient?

We recently discussed the topic of feedback and outlined some of the basics regarding the importance of providing feedback that aligns with the goals of the individual and the organization. As feedback can often have negative connotations and can be associated with nonconstructive criticism, it is important to learn how to give feedback in an efficient and effective manner that best benefits both the employer and the employee.  (more…)

Nuts-and-Bolts: Feedback – Friend or Foe?

The majority of individuals, whether they are just starting out or are higher level managers, want and need to get feedback regarding how they are doing in their jobs. They need to know how they are doing, what they are doing right, what they are doing wrong, and everything in between. A powerful tool for performance management, professional feedback is an important factor in managing a productive working environment. The term “feedback” often has a negative connotation as many associate it with criticism and nonconstructive critique which can be ineffective and doesn’t align with the simple goals of feedback. (more…)