To improve morale and get better results, work on offering more positive feedback. As a leader or manager your responsible for providing everyone with appropriate feedback so that each person knows where they stand and how to optimize their efforts.
Work on Offering More Positive Feedback
Effective feedback energizes; nitpicking de-motivates.
- One way. You give but don’t invite feedback. It’s frustrating. Still worse, it’s belittling.
- Always negative.
- Low benefit.
- Demoralizing. Watch people when they walk away. Do their heads always hang and their shoulders droop?
People who crave feedback include:
- New hires.
- Freshly promoted employees.
- Those facing new challenges.
- Self-critical downers.
- Highly motivated achievers.
People who resist hearing feedback may be:
- Insecure and fearful.
- Not committed to the pursuit of excellence.
- In over their heads.
Positive feedback is best served alone.
Don’t use it to buffer “bad” news. See the good – say the good – walk away. An abundance of positive feedback creates environments where corrective feedback goes down more smoothly.
What feedback tips or warnings can you share?
What does great feedback look like?
This short excerpt from Leadership Freak gets right to the point when it comes to positive feedback. Work on offering more positive feedback to employees and other with thesee simple guidelines. Sometimes feedback occurs spontaneously so try to remember these tips and you’ll usually get the results you were hoping for along with a great deal of respect.