How to Get Employees to Improve? Issues with Feedback


 
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How to Get Employees to Improve? Issues with Feedback
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
As a manager, you are trying to improve the performance of your team members. And so you should. It's quite common to think that giving your employees critical yet constructive feedback on their weaknesses is valuable to them and to their employer. And indeed for a simple, factual task this actually works.

But science is teaching us that such thinking is actually wrong if we are talking about complex stuff like strategic thinking, managing, decision-making, leading, conducting job interviews, planning, marketing, selling, purchasing, negotiating, coaching, assertiveness, etc.

In an article worth reading, Buckingham and Goodall explain there are 3 reasons why telling people what we think of their performance and how they should do it better does not work for complex jobs, tasks or skills:
  1. Telling people what we think of their performance and how they should improve it does ...Sign up 16-5-2019
 

 
Recognition & Motivation of Employees
Dr. Sapna Dadwal, Professor, India, Member
A manager or a leader can improve his employees' performance by giving them recognition, even for their smallest achievements. Recognition motivates e...Sign up 16-5-2019
 

 
Coué's Law: Imagination Wins over Willpower
Jeff Washburn, Strategy Consultant, United States, Member
Forty years ago, I learned about Coué's Law - perhaps the only law in the field of psychology.
The feedback approach above derives from Coué's La...Sign up 16-5-2019
 

 
Catch Them Doing Something Right
Tom Wilson, HR Consultant, United States, Premium Member
The more authentic your spontaneous recognition of an individual's efficacy congruent to the task as it reflects the critical path, the greater the re...Sign up 16-5-2019
 

 
Time for Applied Behavioral Science: DCOM
Charles P. Keith, Management Consultant, United States, Premium Member
Understanding the motivators of an individual is key in developing others. With a "problem" employee, I always ask myself questions in the following 4...Sign up 16-5-2019
 

 
Difference Between Improve and Correct
Johan Billow, Student (Other), Sweden, Member
Thank you for interesting reading! I really need to start work more with this in my job as coach at IKEA, Sweden. However, there are times when here y...Sign up 17-5-2019
 

 
Correcting a la Buckingham and Goodall
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
@Johan Billow: Good question, thanks. Sometimes clear instructions or corrections to perform a simp...Sign up 17-5-2019
 

 
Recommendations in Relation to Performance Management System
Riphagen, Financial Consultant, Netherlands, Member
The majority of large companies have a performance management system in place, that connects performance to pay in some way. How does one apply these ...Sign up 17-5-2019
 

 
How do you let a person find out what s/he can do best?
Jeff Washburn, Strategy Consultant, United States, Member
You can turn the question around (Editor: “How can you get your employees to improve?”) into:
- How do you let a person find out what s/he can do...Sign up 23-5-2019
 

 
Be Careful of Mis-alignment in the Search
Charles P. Keith, Management Consultant, United States, Premium Member
@Jeff Washburn: The questions are quite interesting but I would be cautious in trying to simplify p...Sign up 24-5-2019
 

 
Inner Being ⇨ Focus ⇨ Performance
srinivas, Lecturer, India, Member
You would agree that performance depends on the focus level of a person's mind. Focus levels in turn depend on the clarity of her/his inner being. We ...Sign up 24-5-2019
 

 
Complex and Ambiguous Circumstances
Jeff Washburn, Strategy Consultant, United States, Member
@Charles P. Keith:
You describe some of the variables involved which demonstrate that the empl...Sign up 24-5-2019
 

   
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