Giving Feedback: Boosting Your People's Confidence and Ability
Informal, simple feedback should be given much more often than this – perhaps every week or even every day, depending on the situation.
It's not a once-a-year or a once-every-three-month event. Though this may be the timing of formal feedback.
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The purpose of giving feedback is to improve the situation or the person's performance. You won't accomplish that by being harsh, critical or offensive.
You'll likely get much more from people when your approach is positive and focused on improvement. That's not to say feedback always has to be good, but it should be fair and balanced.
The closer to the event you address the issue, the better.
And it's much easier to provide feedback about a single, one-hour job that hasn't been done properly than it is to do so about a whole year of failed, one-hour jobs.
But if the situation involved is highly emotional, wait until everyone has calmed down before you engage in feedback
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Normally people react with caution and fear towards negative feedback, but it is much better than no feedback at all.
Informing the colleague/subordinate/client/customer or individual about something that is not working, is always beneficial, and builds transparency and trust.
The fundamental goal of giving feedback is to help the person you’re giving it to. They should realize that you are not trying to make them feel bad, and this is an exercise to help make them better.
How it impacts each individual is going to be different so a tailor-made approach is required.
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1:1 meetings matter. It is important to nurture that essential employee-manager relationship. But it still not easy to get right.
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The goal of an effective 1:1 is not an update from your direct report or for you to lay down some instructions. It's a conversation. It's a chance to hear about your direct reports' ideas for your product, their career goals, and possibly their opinion of their performance.
Keep a list of three potential topics ready for discussion. When they say they have nothing to discuss, you can jumpstart the conversation with one of your items.
Your most precious resource is your own time and energy. When you spend it on your team, it helps build healthy relationships.
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