There is no cookie cutter way to giving feedback to employees. But there are definitely ways to get it done more effectively than others. Research shows that 43% of highly engaged employees receive feedback from their employers at least once a week. So where’s an employer to start? Check out these 4 employee feedback pieces for a little advice on how to begin and improve yourself!
Grab your pen, you’re going to want to take some notes.
Adam Greenwald, Founder of LaunchableMedia, has some serious insight when it comes to being a founder of a startup and it’s by no means easy. Time is a precious resource and using it to give employee feedback is not always the first use that comes to mind… But it should be!
“And yet, feedback really matters. Feedback, when given early and often, can make a world of difference not only to the success of your startup but also to the long-term job satisfaction of your employees.”
Employee job satisfaction can be crucial to startups as that means they will likely stay longer with the company and it can be difficult for startups to shell out the 16-20% of an employee’s salary to replace them.Even busy startup owners need to give their employees #performancefeedback they deserve @Engagiant_iRevu Click To Tweet
Lou Solomon, CEO of Interact, delves into why giving feedback to employees is uncomfortable for many managers. Not only is it negative feedback that they struggle with but praise as well. The paradox is that employees need and even thrive off of feedback in an organization.
.@LMSolomon says working without feedback is like training a for a marathon without a watch: @Engagiant_iRevu Click To Tweet
“Imagine training for a marathon without a watch, never knowing how fast you’re running other than the possible exception of the occasional ‘Good job!’ from your coach. You’d have no way of knowing whether you’re prepared to meet your goal.”
We could not agree more, Lou. She also lays out pointers for managers struggling with this dilemma, like not making it personal.
Jacob Shriar, Director of Content at Officevibe shows readers some tips on giving feedback and a few things to be conscious of when doing so. Being mindful of the situation and looking at it as an opportunity to grow are essential to creating the most effective feedback environment.
.@jacobshriar says we need to be compassionate with feedback, here's why: @Engagiant_iRevu Click To Tweet
“While some of this might seem like overkill, it’s really not. People are more sensitive than you might think, so it’s important to be compassionate when giving your feedback.”
It’s certainly not overkill. Being as effective as possible with your feedback is what drives results. And who doesn’t want to see an example before using a technique first?
Jeff Haden, contributing editor for Inc, makes a perfect point when he says there is no moment more important to every leader than the moment feedback is delivered. A study referenced in the article found that a certain 19 word phrase encourages students who received this feedback to choose to revise their paper far more often than students who did not. What’s the phrase you ask?
Here it is: I’m giving you these comments because I have very high expectations, and I know that you can reach them.
The 19-word phrase that could be the game changer for employee feedback: @Engagiant_iRevu Click To Tweet
“The key is to understand that this feedback isn’t just feedback–it’s a vital cue about the relationship. The reason this approach works so well has to do with the way our brains are built. Evolution has built us to be cagey with our efforts; after all, engagement is expensive from a biological standpoint.”
This easy and effective method creates a powerful relationship between the person giving and receiving feedback. How can you use this method in your feedback? Take these advice tips and get your feedback done in the most effective way possible with real-time feedback from iRevü. Don’t waste another minute, get started today!