How to ask for feedback at work – 4 steps
Start asking for feedback in your workplace with these 4 easy-to-follow steps. Increase your employee engagement and build up a feedback culture!
Building up a “feedback culture” might have greater effects than you can imagine. A research conducted by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer showed that a sense of progress is one of the most powerful motivators in the workplace, even more than personal or economical recognition. Progress impacts performance and usually high performers offer more positive feedback to peers.
As a matter of fact, high performing teams share almost six times more positive feedback than average teams! Getting useful feedback can be the fastest route to growth and improved performance; the better your team will perform, the more positive feedback it will be sharing, the better the overall vibe and engagement within your team will be.
So, why wait for the formal annual performance review? The adult brain learns best by being caught in the moment; productive feedback requires giving it frequently. Start taking control of the feedback you can give and receive. First, by learning how to ask for it, and therefore building that feedback culture that will improve your personal and team’s performance!
Here are 4 useful and easy tips on how to ask for feedback in the workplace:
So, stop waiting for the final annual review to receive or give feedback to your teams!
No day is better than today to start making your workplace a better and happier place 🙂
How to ask for feedback at work – 4 easy tips
1. If not given spontaneously, ask for it!
Don’t be afraid to ask your team for a direct feedback on a specific topic; you will probably set the example for others as well to engage more and ask your feedback too!
2. Ask for it at the moment, so it is top of mind
Make sure your timing is right; asking for feedback straight away will ensure much higher response rates and result in a better engagement.
3. How did I do? Could have I done anything differently?
Ask for a specific and defined feedback on your performance; positives and negatives are equally important to improve your future work!
4. Make sure to show appreciation
Giving feedback is often associated with the fear of being judged or judgemental; get rid of it showing appreciation for the received feedback!