Monday, November 8, 2010

How to give good feedback

Slayter, Mary Ellen. "The art (and science) of giving good feedback." SmartBlog on Workforce. N.p., 20 Sep. 2010. Web. 8 Nov. 2010

Feedback is important for employees to build their self-esteem and confidence in the workplace. In this article, Slayter points out that telling failures to employees in an indirect way does not always bring positive outcomes. While it is true that we should be courteous and respectful when giving our feedback, we must keep in mind, Slayer says, to give informational feedback so that he/she knows the specific thing to improve.
"Studies show that being complimented for “effort” after a failure not only makes people feel stupid, but also leaves them feeling incapable of reaching their goal."
So, when giving feedback in the workplace, make sure it is specific enough for the person to know his/her area(s) for improvement.

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