Feedback as a communication, appreciation and motivation in everyday work.

Feedbacku tool of  TeamToolbox is the most simple tool of all. However, if properly used, it can make a great impact on your employees and whole company. You just have to see the potential!

Feedback in its basic understanding is the return information that an employer usually gives to an employee and is used for three main purposes:
  • stabilization by the clarification of expectations and goals that the employee faces,
  • course correction – communicating the positive and negative aspects of collaboration is also intended to bring change and improve operations,
  • motivation – feedback reinforced with appreciation carries a motivational value, more productive than a bonus.
Unfortunately, the classical understanding of feedback as employee evaluation is burdened with certain logical fallacies that prevent feedback from realizing its full potential as a tool for communication, motivation, and development.
  1. The assumption of superiority of the person giving feedback over the recipient – in practice, this usually means that feedback can only be given by the employer/team manager to the subordinate, which is usually associated with an unfriendly environment for the employee.
  2. Incidental use of feedback – out of context and in a global reference to the employee’s actions. This use of feedback is unlikely to improve the employee’s performance.
In order for your employees to be able to use the feedback they receive as a foundation for improving their performance, all it takes is a small shift in the perception of this type of communication.

Allow team members (and not only!) to give each other feedback as well.

This way of using feedback allows for:
  • exchange of observations and experiences within the team, which significantly affects the quality and effectiveness of cooperation,
  • continuous employee development – feedback given right after task completion becomes the foundation for improving further actions,
  • reflecting on and correcting current actions.
Employees who receive feedback on a continuous basis as ongoing feedback, during or shortly after work, are able to respond almost immediately to the comments and suggestions received and implement the changes.

Instead of using 180/360 degree or periodic feedback, rely on continuous feedback!

Feedback provided in a continuous mode as a reaction to a completed project, presentation or meeting summary guarantees you the following:
  • the ability to immediately react and model the team’s actions in response to situations that arise,
  • an atmosphere that supports assertive communication,
  • the ability to support and reinforce your employees’ sense of security, which has a positive impact on employee motivation and turnover.

Standardisation of feedback, as a natural form of ongoing communication, in everyday work, has a positive impact on the motivation and efficiency of employees and thus on the quality of the work performed.

The use of feedback, as a permanent communication tool, also has a psychological aspect. If, as a superior, you talk to youremployees frequently and openly, you will not only gain respect in their eyes, as an open and competent person, but you will create a friendly environment in which your employees feel safe and are more willing to inform you about difficulties and thus ask for your support.

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