Here’s a ten-minute training video on how to give great feedback. Watch it with your team for even better results.
A Columbia University researcher found people only apply the feedback they receive 30% of the time. So if you want to improve the effectiveness of your feedback, here are some strategies:
- Make sure your feedback is specific. “It was good” or “That didn’t work” isn’t helpful at all.
- Make sure your feedback is focused on the other person. “I didn’t like it” doesn’t matter.
- Great feedback is timely. Don’t wait until official performance reviews to discuss performance or give praise.