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Tips For Giving Effective Feedback To Your Team

If you find yourself having to give feedback this week here is a reminder on what works.

Too often we use the feedback sandwich (+ - + ) where you might start with a positive and then use the word BUT to outline a negative.

The word BUT can get people’s hackles up. It screams - you are good BUT not good enough. The receiver can feel undervalued and disrespected.

Instead, try using the link word “AND” for a more effective conversation and to show them what gaps in performance need work.

For example, if a team member is not delegating effectively and not delivering on a project, consider saying: "Your performance this year has been developing in the right direction AND if the focus is on your delegation skills during the next quarter, this will have a positive impact for you by freeing up your time to complete XYZ."

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