Giving specific and constructive feedback enables employees to stay on track and produce top quality work. Your employees want to know how they’re doing whether it’s good or bad. Feedback is a way to avoid misunderstandings, correct minor performance mishaps before they become a problem, and keep them engaged and working toward their goals. Whether employees are doing great or not being held accountable, feedback improves engagement and motivation in daily tasks. Here are 5 ways to improve giving employee feedback in the workplace:
Make it One-on-one
Employee feedback should never be a public event. Feedback should be delivered in a private one-on-one meeting regardless of positive or negative content. People don’t want to be the center of attention, and employees are less likely to respond to public feedback as they would in a private setting.
Make it a Two-way Conversation
Effective employee feedback is a conversation between an employee and the manager. Many times employees are on the front lines of the organization, so they have a different understanding of what is working and what is not. And make sure that the conversation is comfortable so your employee feels empowered to respond to you with constructive feedback.