How to Give Constructive Feedback
Giving constructive feedback is a delicate art that requires great insight and care. To give more constructive feedback and create a growth culture, focus on the following elements of your feedback:
- Reduce threat: Receiving feedback can be an anxiety-inducing experience. By giving frequent feedback in a nonconfrontational manner, such as by using growth mindset language, you can help your teammates become accustomed to comfortably receiving frequent feedback.
- Improve performance: By regularly providing your team members with the information they need to grow and reach their potential, you help them feel more successful and sure of themselves. You can do this by focusing your feedback on employee strengths.
- Develop a culture of feedback seekers: The most important component of developing a culture of feedback seekers is building opportunities for your team members to explicitly ask for feedback on an ongoing basis.
- Give feedback that contributes to growth: Always ensure the feedback you give your team members is constructive, specific, and actionable to contribute to their growth.
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