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4 Ways to Share Effective Employee Feedback

Timing matters · Be organized · Let yourself decompress · Do your research

A lot of people don’t want to share feedback on their team.

Why? This great article delves into some of the reasons - here are some that stood out to us:

  1. I am not trained to give feedback or I haven't done it before 
  2. I know what needs to be said. I don't know how to say it. 
  3. I don’t do it frequently, so I am not good at it.

Honest feedback is key to a healthy & productive work environment, but it’s hard to offer feedback when you're not sure how to deliver it well.

Here are some things to keep in mind when offering feedback…

1. Timing matters:

Events like 1:1 meetings are perfect for sharing feedback, whereas larger group meetings may be less appropriate.

2. Be organized:

Always wait to offer feedback until you’ve taken the time to write thoughtful, concise notes on the problem at hand. Disorganized, confusing feedback often leads to miscommunication.

3. Let yourself decompress:

Sometimes, we’re tempted to offer feedback when we’re stressed or frustrated - offering feedback in a calm, rational headspace will ensure that you communicate your feedback effectively and constructively.

4. Do your research:

It’s easy to speak up on an issue too quickly. Before offering feedback, research the problem you want to discuss and attempt to find some viable solutions. This will lead you to have more productive, action-oriented conversations.

Discover how CodeGem lets you share and receive feedback without leaving your workflow!