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Download: Manager’s cheat sheet to effective feedback

Feedback is one of the most powerful tools at a manager's disposal. But, ignored or used badly, feedback can be little more than a waste of time and breath. Use this cheat sheet to learn the do's and don'ts of great workplace feedback.

In the fast paced world of modern business, effective communication plays a pivotal role in driving success. Among the myriad of communication tools at a manager's disposal, feedback stands tall as a game changer. That's because success is a two-way street. Your employees are an investment: the more you put in, the more you get out. And nowhere is this more important than in the feedback you give. That’s why we’ve put together this feedback cheat sheet that helps your people to share more feedback at work.

Read more here about how this builds a workplace culture that celebrates giving and getting feedback.

Included in your feedback cheat sheet

  • How to give feedback that packs a punch, including an easy to follow framework.
  • Why feedback is so important not only to employee development but engagement too.
  • A few questions you should ask your team regularly, with the result that you get a better view on how they're doing.

The importance of feedback

  • 81% of managers of high performing teams believe two-way open feedback is the most effective tool to drive success (Harvard Business School).
  • 69% of employees feel feedback is key to keeping them productive (Zenger Folkman).
  • Managers who use regular employee feedback reduce turnover on their teams by more than 15% compared to managers using sporadic feedback (Gallup).

Traditional approaches to feedback aren’t enough: use our cheat sheet

  • Outdated tools for sharing feedback include performance reviews and employee surveys, but they aren't good enough.
  • 8 in 10 managers see little lasting benefit to reviews, furthermore 72% of employees agree.
  • Performance reviews are often far too infrequent, process heavy and impacted by recency bias.
  • Employee surveys suffer from a lack of transparency meaning taking action is difficult and often bypass managers altogether.

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