Feedforward: Do you give enough?
In a recent study by Gallup, only 23 per cent of employees say that they get enough feedback.
This is a sad figure, but not a surprising one. There’s not enough feedback in the workplace, this is a known fact. And yet it is the fuel that can energise performance big time.
“Feedback is the breakfast of champions”
Do you give enough feedback? According to another study by Gallup, getting feedback EVERY WEEK is a major engagement factor for people.
Many leaders we meet will admit to not being that regular in their feedback. Other things get in the way. Urgent issues need sorting. Fires to put out. Meetings to go to. The list of things to do as a leader is long.
Any yet it is so important. There’s nothing quite like knowing that someone has seen your good work and value what you do – yes, we all need feedback.
What can you do to give more regular – and useful, specific feedback? And to whom?
In fact, feedback is more like feedforward – it feeds people so they can move forward. So who can you feedforward today?
About the authors
Mandy Flint & Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, award-winning authors of ”The Team Formula”.
Their latest book, multi-award-winning ”Leading Teams – 10 Challenges: 10 Solutions”, published by Financial Times International is a practical tool for building winning teams. You can download a free chapter of the book at www.leadingteamsbook.com
Praise for ”Leading Teams: ”Enjoyable to read. Simple to understand. Practical to implement. A must read for team members or leaders”Debbie Fogel-Monnissen