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Teach employees to ask for feedback from reluctant bosses

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by Jack Zenger

feedback and magnifying glassI hear employees say they wish they received more feedback from their bosses. And the fact is that when they do, their productivity and performance seem to increase.

Why is employer-to-employee feedback in such short supply? The answer is simple: Managers consistently rank “feedback” among their most difficult duties.

So the question is: What can be done to create a feedback-rich environment at your organization? Here are three simple things an organization can do that will help employees, improve productivity and bolster business:

1. Encourage employees to ask for feedback. Those who seek feedback get more of it. Managers feel more comfortable giving it.

Tip: HR pros can lead the charge on this. If you hear employees complaining that they don’t get enough feedback, send them a gentle reminder that they should try asking for it. Have your boss encourage feedback seeking. Bring it up at new employee orientation...(register to read more)

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