As we close out 2014, here's one of our top blogs of all time. It serves as a great reminder to stay present and give feedback, even if it's just a quick gesture of appreciation.
Feedback. We all want it, and we rarely get enough of it.
Feedback taps into our emotional desire to be seen. We crave it.
When I feel like I am not giving or receiving enough feedback, I check in. Sometimes I am scared – about what the end result will be. However, I know if I don’t hear or say what I need to – I am missing an opportunity.
And sometimes it truly surprises me. During one of my regular one-on-one meetings with a team member, I asked for feedback. She immediately responded with, “I want more feedback.” My response, “Perfect – let’s talk about that.” We then had a conversation about what feedback meant and looked like for each of us. Sometimes it is that easy to take the first step.
Here are three tips to create more feedback around you:
There is a lot to gain when we have more feedback conversations – both personally and company-wide. In fact, research by Gallup shows that companies who implement regular employee feedback have turnover rates that are 14.9% lower than for employees who receive no feedback.
How are you going to start?
This blog was originally published October 1, 2014 by Stacey Engle, EVP of Marketing.