Providing feedback to employees can be tricky. That's because although you hope that the employees will receive the feedback well, that is not always the case.
In some cases, depending upon the employee and the circumstances involved, they can react poorly. And that makes the situation even worse.
What kind of reaction are you seeking? Specifically, as an employer, you want your employees to feel motivated after you give them feedback. You want them to feel good about their employment with your company and inspired to perform better and produce more.
However, the key to making that happen is providing the proper feedback. Below are three tips for doing just that:
#1 - Meet one-on-one.
This is the best way to provide important feedback. It's more personal and it allows you to better handle the situation. In other words, it reduces the risk that the person is going to take what you say to them the wrong way.
If that happens, they might become angry or hurt. And it's easier to deal with somebody in that state if you're dealing with them one-on-one. This is a situation where an email alone will not suffice.
#2 - Try to match your delivery style to the employee.
This is easier said than done. It requires a knowledge of the employee, especially their personality and how they handle situations. If you're not their immediate supervisor, then you may want to enlist the help of their supervisor before meeting with the employee.
Some employees might be okay with direct feedback delivered in a frank fashion, while others may require another approach. The key is to try to use the delivery that will work the best.
#3 - Gauge their reaction and make adjustments.
It's okay to ask questions about the feedback that you provide, including the way in which it was provided. Communicate that the success of the employee and the company is your number-one priority.
More than likely, you'll deliver feedback to this person again in the future, and armed with this information, you can do so in an increasingly effective fashion.
The process of providing feedback to employees is a good exercise for the employer, as well. That's because it presents the opportunity to recognize good work. Giving employees the recognition they want (and more importantly, deserve) is one of the easiest ways to make those employees feel wanted.
And when an employee feels as though they're wanted and appreciated, that's when they're motivated to perform better and be even more productive.
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