Building Bridges with Feedback: A Pathway to Stronger Connections

Lias Ryan feedback GrategyHearing the words “Can I give you some feedback?” can sometimes send shivers down your spine. 😨 But fear not. In this “Cracking the Code” issue, we will explore the power of asking for feedback and how it can create a supportive and empowering #workplace environment. 🏢

Research supports what we have long believed: feedback holds immense value and presents remarkable learning opportunities. 📚 Gallup research finds that managers who provide regular and ongoing feedback have a profound impact. Their employees are 3.2 times more likely to strongly agree that they are motivated to excel in their work 🌟 and a remarkable 2.7 times more likely to be engaged in their roles. These statistics underline feedback’s substantial influence and effectiveness in the professional realm.

Let’s start with why asking for and giving feedback is vital for your growth and development in your #careerdevelopment 🚀 and can also improve #employeeengagement 💼 and #employeeretention in your workplace.

Reason #1: It Builds Reciprocity by Creating Partnerships and Friendships 🤝 When you ask for feedback, something magical happens. It opens the door for the other person to ask for feedback in return. You create a space where both parties can support each other, grow together, and develop a fantastic friendship along the way.

Reason #2: When You Set Ground Rules, It Makes Feedback a Breeze 🌬️ Asking for feedback makes it possible for you to set the stage for what you want to talk about. By clearly communicating your areas of interest, you’ll receive targeted feedback tailored to your growth and success.

Reason #3: It Builds Confidence and Empowers Team Members for Personal and Professional Growth 🌱 By proactively seeking input aligned with your goals, you’re showing genuine dedication to your development.

Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty and uncover some practical tips for asking for feedback:

Tip #1: Choose the Perfect Time and Place ⏰. Schedule a meeting with the person you want to hear from and give them a heads-up on what you’d like to discuss.

Tip #2: Prepare an Agenda and Take Notes 📝 Clearly state the specific feedback you’re seeking. During your meeting, jot down notes to capture those precious insights.

Tip #3: Take Inspired Action 🎬 Embrace the feedback you receive and implement it. Show that you’re committed to growth by implementing changes based on the insights you’ve gathered.

Tip #4: Make Feedback Your BFF (Best Feedback Friend) 🤗 Make feedback a regular event. You can make timely adjustments whenever needed by keeping the feedback loop open.

Creating a safe and supportive space for giving and receiving feedback will inspire your team, boost engagement, and unlock the door to continuous improvement. 🔓

This post was originally published on LinkedIn in my “Cracking the Retention Code” newsletter. Feel free to check it out and subscribe!

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