Helping Employees Improve

Never underestimate the power of feedback.

It should be simple, honest and unfailingly constructive. Try tomake sure that every piece of feedback you provide contains thefollowing elements. It should:

  • Highlight something good the employee has accomplished.
  • Point out something that needs improvement.
  • Contain specific suggestions about how the employee canimprove.

Don't neglect to say something positive. Even making a noteof the amount of effort the employee has expended can make theemployee more receptive to feedback. If you can't think of apositive comment and specific suggestions for improvement, it'sbetter to say nothing.

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