Do This Before Providing Feedback

They say the culture you get in your workplace is either what you create or what you allow. 

So over time, you'll have plenty of opportunity to provide negative feedback on behaviors you don't want to allow.

But how do you so in a way that doesn't diminish morale and create conflict or resentment?

A good tool is to pause and ask these 5 questions of yourself first:

  1. What's motivating this urge to correct?

  2. How am I guilty of the thing I'm correcting?

  3. How would I react if someone said something similar to me?

  4. What positive result do I hope will come of saying this?

  5. Am I deriving pleasure from pointing out another's error?

Then, you can provide corrective feedback with a smile on your face.


__________________________________


At Trellis Group, we believe chaos is the enemy of the small business. It's our mission to partner with small business owners and their teams to develop the managerial practices and processes to crush chaos.

If you feel overwhelmed and need a proven system to focus on the next best thing, we can help. Companies who work with us see revenues go up, anxiety go down, and work becomes a force multiplier for good in the lives of your people.

Reach out to discover how the Trellis Group can help you crush chaos.

0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Stubbornness vs Persistence

There's a fine line between stubbornness and persistence. Stubbornness is refusing to acknowledge the circumstances have changed, and so therefore, must the behaviors that result in success. Persisten

What Game Are You Playing?

I sat down this week and wrote out 10 investing principles that guide my financial investments. Principle 3: Fear of missing out means you’re envious of someone else’s game. Play your own game and wis

Making the Most of a Bad Situation

My neighbor drives a red Audi hatchback with a bumper sticker that reads: Existence is pain. I chuckle every time I drive past it. I don't share such a nihilistic perspective, but it's worth rememberi