Management is a tough job. You’re responsible for driving new growth, sticking to budgets, and balancing the needs of both your customers and your employees. With so much on your plate, it may feel like you don’t have time to deal with employee feedback. Yet this feedback can actually be key to your company’s success. Here’s how:
Better Performance Throughout the Organization
Open feedback is one of the best ways for employees and managers to gain insight into what they’re doing right and what still needs improvement. It gives everyone in the company a sound foundation on which to make decisions. Over time, these new insights can translate into better job performance at every level.
Ongoing two-way feedback helps employees feel empowered to take ownership of their own growth and development. They feel heard and supported, which can help them become more comfortable with living up to their full potential. They have actionable insights to guide their decisions, and they know that they can speak up when they need support from you.
When your employees feel comfortable giving and receiving feedback, they’re less afraid to address small interpersonal problems as they arise. Rather than seething in silence when a coworker falls behind on their portion of a project or talks too loudly on the phone, they can simply raise the issue in a constructive way. Most drama that happens in the workplace starts over relatively minor things, so heading those issues off at the start can create a more harmonious environment.
Stronger Employee Engagement
Employees who feel engaged at work are more likely to stay, and they tend to be more productive. Helping your employees feel valued is one of the best ways to boost their engagement. And an open, two-way feedback loop can go a long way toward showing your employees what they mean to you.
If you need assistance in your organization with creating a feedback model or retention program, we can help! Your Consulting Resource – the HR Consulting division of The Resource – specializes in just that, plus much more. We’ve partnered with a variety of clients to create stay interview templates, conduct exit surveys, and implement 360 evaluations for staff to share feedback. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
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