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Customizing feedback: The 9 different personality types

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boss giving feedback to employeeEver notice how you can say the same exact thing to two different people, and they each take the comment completely differently?

A manager’s “great suggestion” to one employee could be seen as “rude meddling” by another.

The effectiveness of your feedback isn’t solely dependent on how it’s given. The other important half is how it’s received. The best managers know how to give feedback to different employees. Here are nine personality types and how to handle them:

1. Feedback fanatics

They constantly seek approval, and they demand a lot of time and attention.

What to do: Strike a balance between being supportive and encouraging em­­ployees to take initiative.

If the problem lies in employee in­­security, try giving mini-performance reviews every six weeks instead of every six months. Give employees more decision-making power, or at least make authority lines clear. If it’s ego-driven, incorporate more.

2. Persecution complex...(register to read more)

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