Articles, videos, and books on how to build a culture of employee feedback
The Ultimate Guide to Feedback
Build a feedback culture at your company
Kim Scott: How to Give Candid Feedback
Kim Scott, former Google exec and Apple University faculty member, shares how managers should approach giving feedback and how to build a culture of trust.
How to Evolve Your Company's Performance Management Process With Real-time Feedback
The vast majority of HR leaders are in the process of reimagining performance management.
The What, Why, and How of Giving Praise
Praise is a small thing that can have an enormous impact both on employees as individuals, and on the culture of the company at large.
I did every task my boss threw at me. Then I realized I could say no.
It wasn’t that she was failing to keep up with work—it was that the working culture was a bad fit.
Managers, Here's How to Give Feedback
Feedback helps employees improve their workplace performance and develop their skill set.
Lattice Book Report: Radical Candor by Kim Scott
Put simply, this book shows you how a good boss behaves -- something that too often sounds like a pipe dream but doesn’t have to be.
How to Take Feedback Well
Getting feedback in any form is stressful, but it’s also the key to growth and learning.
How to Give Your Coworker Feedback Without Sounding Like a Jerk
At a previous job, I gave feedback to a coworker and was, to be blunt, a total jerk about it.
How to Give Your Boss Feedback Without Sounding Like a Jerk
It can be extremely intimidating to give feedback to your boss.
How to Give Your Employee Feedback Without Sounding Like a Jerk
It can be hard not to come across as a total softie—or a total jerk—when giving your employees feedback.
How to Give Your Client Feedback Without Sounding Like a Jerk
It’s not easy giving feedback—especially to the people who pay your bills.
How to create a feedback culture
Creating a culture of direct, consistent communication within your business— also known as a feedback culture— is so important.
How to Ask Your Manager for Feedback
Asking your manager for feedback is an essential part of getting what you want out of your career. But asking someone to be honest about your shortcomings seems painful.
How to Give Feedback Without Sounding Like a Jerk
Sometimes, giving feedback can make you feel like a jerk -- but it doesn't have to.
How Employees Can Give Feedback to Their Boss
When we think about giving feedback in the workplace, we tend to think about bosses letting their subordinates know how they’re doing. Learn the employee role.
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Employee Feedback Overview
How should employees give and receive feedback at work? There’s no single right answer, and there’s certainly no universal answer for every workplace. Different cultures, lines of work, and company history mean that what works in one place might completely flop in another. An aggressively confrontational style might be effective at one company, while a more measured approach may be better somewhere else. Some companies prioritize ruthless debate, others prioritize a positive work culture. Within companies, different teams have different styles, and within teams every individual interacts differently.
But despite these differences, one constant seems to be true across the board. In most workplaces, employees aren’t getting feedback nearly as often as optimal. Getting feedback more often from your manager and others around you makes you more motivated in your work and more likely to stay with your company for longer.
One of the best ways to do this is to give feedback in the moment. Real-time feedback is all about giving an employee information about their performance at the exact time they make a significant action in connection to their performance. It’s not always easy -- but it’s a skill that can be learned. There are typically two main types of feedback: Praise (also known as positive feedback or employee recognition), and constructive feedback. Praise is a way to tell an employee what they’re doing right, and to encourage them to keep doing it; constructive feedback is a way for an employee to know how they can improve, or even what they might not be doing.
Feedback is a great way to keep track of employee performance in between performance reviews. Using a performance management software can help you keep everything in one place, so you can refer back to feedback from months ago during a yearly performance review.