Six Tips for Giving Feedback in the Workplace

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Feedback is best given shortly after you’ve observed the behavior or event. Do not wait a month after a bad incident to broach the subject with your colleague. If the issue is rather small, perhaps it can wait until your weekly one-on-one. However, if the incident was more severe, address it as soon as possible. Just make sure you have taken enough time to properly prepare so you can provide solid, actionable feedback. The same goes for positive reinforcement – praise your colleague’s work in a timely manner.

Constructive feedback is one of the greatest gifts managers can provide to employees. When delivered properly, the right feedback can reinforce positive behavior and correct any negative performances.

Many managers are reluctant to provide negative feedback, however. Don't fall into this trap! Use these six tips, identified by Amanda Augustine, job search expert for TheLadders, to give feedback that will help your employees develop and improve your team's overall performance. 

When properly implemented, feedback can be a powerful tool in the workplace. Apply these tips the next time you need to provide negative feedback to a colleague, and they just might thank you.

 

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