Providing Feedback Artfully

Feedback can accomplish three important objectives:

  1. Provide recognition
  2. Boost morale and motivation
  3. Correct performance problems

Feedback answers the question, “How am I doing?”

Feedback requires no complicated forms and shows you’re there to help.

Five ideas to increase success with providing effective feedback include:

  1. Make your feedback neutral, free of value judgments.  Stick to facts.
  1. Provide feedback as soon as possible.
  1. Provide feedback frequently.  Like a vitamin pill, use the following guide: one positive feedback per person per day.
  1. Focus on significant issues.
  1. Be certain feedback is accurate, concise and readily usable.