4 | Rene | How to Get Better and Giving (and Receiving) Feedback

A recent survey indicated that more than two-thirds of employees would like to receive more feedback. However, most employers shy away from giving feedback, and those that do find it challenging to say the least.

On today’s show, Jess is joined by Operational Excellence Coordinator Rene Wooldridge to talk about the challenges involved and how to make giving and receiving feedback easier. 

You’ll learn WHY an annual performance appraisal is not an effective method for giving feedback.  

You’ll discover the importance of regular and consistent feedback and the effect it has on both employee engagement and performance.  

You’ll learn methods for giving negative feedback in a more effective way – primarily by stating your expectations clearly. Setting clear expectations won’t remove all the barriers to giving feedback but it will make the process much easier. 

You’ll also learn the importance of cultivating the right mindset for feedback so that the right messages are heard by your employees. 

Other topics discussed on today’s show include the importance of building trust and tips for giving feedback in a virtual workspace.

Enjoy!

What You Will Learn In This Show:

  • How to give constructive feedback in today’s virtual world.
  • Why setting expectations makes it easier to give feedback.
  • Why employers need to cultivate the right mindset to ensure team members’ understanding.
  • The importance of being receptive to feedback from your team.
  • And so much more…

Quotes:

“People would rather get developmental feedback than nothing at all.”

“We need to create an environment where feedback is seen as a positive thing.”

“If you get into the habit of giving feedback, people get into the habit of receiving feedback and it is no longer as scary as it was in the beginning.”

“If you are a leader, you need to ask for feedback also. If you are giving it, you need to be a role-model when getting it.”

Resources:

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

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