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A First-Time Manager’s Guide To Giving Effective Feedback

Mastering the art of giving useful feedback is a crucial skill for managers. Here’s how to make it effective your first time.<p>One of the most difficult things about being a first-time manager is learning to provide effective feedback. When you’re a new manager, you become responsible for your team’s …

Is How You Deliver Feedback Doing More Harm than Good?

Feedback is key to improving performance. And yet when feedback sessions are poorly delivered, they harm employee engagement and productivity levels. A seminal meta-analysis suggested that although almost 70% of feedback recipients will perform above average, 30% of feedback interventions actually</i> …

What's after annual performance reviews? Never-ending performance reviews

Every season is performance-review season at Instacart. The grocery-delivery service mandates the traditional twice-a-year checkups with management, …

Employment

The Real Reason You Should Give Employees Positive Feedback | Inc.com

There's a really good reason you need to give your employees (or any colleague or coworker) positive feedback. It's not always to create a healthy atmosphere or to make people feel good, although those things are incredibly important. Feedback is more than a tool of direction and instruction. It's …

Employment

A review of employee reviews: Listen more, feedback less

At the end of last week's column, I brought up the overall worthlessness of annual work reviews and introduced a more optimistic feedback approach called "feedforward."<p>One of the researchers behind this concept is Avraham Kluger, a professor of organizational behavior at the Hebrew University of …

10 Things You Should Never Do When Giving Employee Feedback | Inc.com

Everybody tells you that your employees need feedback, but what they don't tell you is that doing it wrong can be worse than not doing it at all. Here are 10 things you should never do when you need to tell an employee how he or she is doing.<p>1. Yell.<p>No matter what you are actually saying when you …

Self-help

15Five now works with Slack so managers can seek feedback from employees

The next time you use Slack, your boss may have a survey waiting for you.<p>A company named 15Five now integrates with Slack, and the name says it all: employees take 15 minutes per week to answer questions, and managers spend five minutes reading and responding.<p>The survey questions show up in a Slack …

How I've Improved My Leadership Skills Based on Employee Feedback

<i>Peter Daisyme is the co-founder of Palo Alto, California-based Hosting Inc, a hosting company specializing in helping businesses with hosting their website for free, for life.</i><p>The only way to really know how you're doing as a business leader is to ask others on your team. They typically have a …

Entrepreneurship