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10 ways to give constructive feedback in workplace

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10 ways to give constructive feedback in workplace. The degree of employee engagement increases with the incidence of constructive feedback.

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10 ways to give constructive feedback in workplace

  1. 1. © Copyright BizMerlin, 2016 FEEDBACK 10 ways to give constructive in the workplace
  2. 2. © Copyright BizMerlin, 2016 10 ways to give constructive feedback in workplace A nod of the head, a knowing wink of the eye, and a simple “way to go” are ways a conscientious leader shows approval 10 ways to give constructive feedback in the workplace10 ways to give constructive feedback in the workplace
  3. 3. © Copyright BizMerlin, 2016 In its 2009 study, Gallup® research reports of workers feel their managers stress their strengths 37% felt managers stressed their weaknesses 11% felt totally ignored 25% © Copyright BizMerlin, 2016 As important is the fact that the degree of employee engagement increases with the incidence of constructive feedback
  4. 4. © Copyright BizMerlin, 2016 Constructive feedback informs, explains, coaches, encourages, and so on What constructive feedback looks like
  5. 5. © Copyright BizMerlin, 2016 10 ways to give constructive feedback in workplace MANAGE THE SITUATION01 Positive feedback can almost always be given in public. If privacy is important to the employee or the subject matter, you can arrange to meet outside the workspace
  6. 6. © Copyright BizMerlin, 2016 10 ways to give constructive feedback in workplace With enough practice, you can make feedback a positive experience. When employees recognize that your feedback is habitually positive in manner and content, they warm to the occasion and welcome your input. They appreciate your engagement and read it as respectful MAKE IT FUN02
  7. 7. © Copyright BizMerlin, 2016 10 ways to give constructive feedback in workplace Constructive feedback focuses on specific work issues – not the person. It does not say, “I like you.” It does say, “I like how you did that” FOCUS ON WORK03
  8. 8. © Copyright BizMerlin, 2016 10 ways to give constructive feedback in workplace Where there are facts and figures, they support your observations. They also make it easier to connect the specific performance with the specific outcome. BizMerlin’s Wall of Fame publishes your observations for sharing and modeling the desired behavior BE OBJECTIVE04
  9. 9. © Copyright BizMerlin, 2016 10 ways to give constructive feedback in workplace Do not say “needs to do.” Rather say, “You will find it easier to do it this way” or “Try doing it this way” AVOID NEEDS05
  10. 10. © Copyright BizMerlin, 2016 10 ways to give constructive feedback in workplace SANDWICH IT06 Criticism or negative feedback is always “sandwiched” between appreciation
  11. 11. © Copyright BizMerlin, 2016 10 ways to give constructive feedback in workplace Offer the employee options to improve, correct, innovate, revise, revalue, or repeat. Asking them to choose an option and explain their decision respects their input and makes them partners in the relationship OFFER OPTIONS07
  12. 12. © Copyright BizMerlin, 2016 10 ways to give constructive feedback in workplace The focus should remain on how the current performance is affecting outcomes and how an alternative method would improve those outcomes AVOID THREATS08
  13. 13. © Copyright BizMerlin, 2016 10 ways to give constructive feedback in workplace Any suggested alternative behavior or outcome must be reasonably achievable. MAKE IT DOABLE09
  14. 14. © Copyright BizMerlin, 2016 10 ways to give constructive feedback in workplace Active listening asks you to hold eye-to-eye contact, to nod attentively, to repeat or reiterate what the employee says, and to summarize what you have heard. It shows respect when you take in the employee remarks, and it pleases them when you promise to resolve their concerns or integrate their input LISTEN CONSTRUCTIVELY10
  15. 15. © Copyright BizMerlin, 2016 Get in touch www.bizmerlin.com 844-9MERLIN learnmore@bizmerlin.com @BizMerlin www.facebook.com/BizMerlin http://www.linkedin.com/company/bizmerlin https://plus.google.com/+Bizmerlin-SaaS/

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