Giving regular feedback to your employees is essential if you want them to stay focused and motivated and if you want to prevent small issues turning into something bigger. If you leave it until the annual appraisal, you may find that your staff aren’t as happy or committed as you thought they might be.
Here are some ideas on how to give regular feedback.
Day to day praise. At the end of each day, think of a way of thanking your members of staff as they leave.
Making it personal. Treat each person as an individual and give them their own feedback, even if they are part of a team.
Do it as soon as possible. Feedback has a much greater effect if you can deliver it just after the event, whether you are giving positive or negative feedback.
Negative reactions. Be prepared for them if you’re giving negative feedback about something that needs to be improved.
Formal feedback. Avoid giving formal, negative feedback in public; take the person aside and speak to them personally. Positive feedback in public can be highly motivating.
Feedback from your employees. Always listen to what they have to say. It’s not just about you giving feedback to them, as they may have something really useful to contribute.
Regular feedback is essential as it maintains dialogue between the boss and your staff. Used well, it can boost performance of individuals, teams and businesses.
How do you give feedback? Leave a reply to share your tips.