Employee feedback in the workplace is probably the most powerful, yet under-used and ill-used management tool. It is about sharing your reactions to another party's ideas, feelings or behavior.
Constructive staff feedback is a way of letting employees know to what extent they are furthering the objectives of the business and it helps build trust between team members and management.
Without proactive feedback people are 'blind' and will work on their own assumptions of how they are performing to meet business needs.
Whether it's positive feedback or helping an employee improve in certain areas this powerful (yet under-utilized) management tool is sure to boost engagement and productivity.
In a culture where openness is valued, employee feedback in a safe and non-threating manner should be a regular occurrence and staff will feel more motivated, involved and willing to contribute.
In this activity we will
- provide a practical tool for inviting proactive feedback
- look at the importance of employee feedback and how it benefits the team
- provide opportunities for team member to give and receive feedback in a safe non-threatening way