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Examples of Constructive Feedback in the Workplace

Examples of Constructive Feedback in the Workplace | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Giving feedback in the workplace can be a touchy situation, sometimes exacerbated by insensitive supervisors and unreceptive employees. For maximum effectiveness, feedback should be constructive ...

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Claudia DeSalvo's curator insight, August 6, 2013 12:04 PM

How do you feel about getting feedback? Scared? Maybe a little upset? Following the tips on constructive feedback in this article can prevent all those bad feelings that come from a regular feedback session.

 

The line between being constructive and criticizing things is very thin. The supervisor should act as a coach using more questions than bluntly pointing out issues and leaving it at that. According to the article, "A coaching approach can also help foster an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect, leading to a healthy and productive relationship."

 

After the employee knows about the problem, the focus should be turned onto how to fix it and alter their approach to the work that will lead to the desired result.

 

"Seeking permission from the employee before offering feedback can "soften the blow" and help prepare the recipient by making her aware that the supervisor is about to offer some constructive advice."

I believe that asking before giving feedback would be a lot better for both the supervisor and the employee, as they would both be ready and hurt feelings would be easier to avoid.

 

The supervisor is not the only one who needs to strive for a successful feedback session. The employee must keep an open mind and be sure that they understand the next actions they must take. Without the mutual effort, things may not go as well as the may have.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, August 6, 2013 6:03 PM

 Excellent scoop Claudia.  The reason I am adding the image above to this scoop is that feedback is very, very tricky.  While we may have the best intentions, the effort can back fire and set a relationship back. 

 

This article is very helpful and I especially like the coaching and asking for permission concepts. We need to study articles like these and prepare carefully in order to increase our chances of delivering feedback that serves.

 

~  Thank you for your wonderful insight!

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Bullying at the workplace: Statistics on bullying

Bullying at the workplace: Statistics on bullying | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it
Bullying at the workplace: Statistics on bullying - Human resources News on Violence in the Workplace

 

"...between 35 and 50 percent of workers have been bullied or otherwise abused in their workplaces at some point during their careers." Duffy told us.

 

"And for those of you in HR, you might be very interested to learn of the frequency statistics that were reported in a very recent study – 31 percent of human resources personnel had been bullied and over half of that bullied group believed it was because of their role in human resources and their associated responsibilities."

 

 

As if the personal implications weren’t enough, there is also a financial aspect to this situation.

 

"In the United States, the actual cost . . . $250 million annually in expenditures related to health care, litigation, staff turnover, and retraining from workplace bullying and mobbing." Duffy explained.

 

This figure may be low given a lot of these types of costs are not always attributed to bullying when in fact they could be.


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, December 31, 2012 11:04 AM

It's time to take a close look at the quality of leadership in organizations!  Leadership is not a license to bully or condone it! The problem is that many of us don't know we are actually doing it!  

 

Robin Martin's curator insight, January 3, 2013 1:50 PM

Great scoops Al on bullying! Leaders/bullying just do not mix. 

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The No. 1 Way to Kill Productivity

The No. 1 Way to Kill Productivity | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

It's safe to say most people are addicted to meetings. It doesn't quite make sense, especially from a boss's perspective. Meetings are expensive. The hours your employees spend in meetings are hours when they're not working.

 


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donhornsby's curator insight, June 8, 2013 6:05 AM

A helpful look at meetings - and how to make them more productive.

 

(From the article): The Centre for Economics and Business Research reported that office workers spend an average of four hours per week in meetings. These same workers reported feeling like half of that time is wasted. Additionally, a Salary.com survey reported 47 percent of workers say meetings are the No. 1 time-waster at the office.

 

Obviously, not all meetings are unnecessary and unproductive. I spoke with project management and productivity expert Tony Wong to find out how to transform meetings and increase productivity. Here are his tips:

David Hain's curator insight, June 8, 2013 6:49 AM

Meetings, bloody meetings!

John Michel's curator insight, June 8, 2013 7:44 AM

The Centre for Economics and Business Research reported that office workers spend an average of four hours per week in meetings. These same workers reported feeling like half of that time is wasted. Additionally, aSalary.com survey reported 47 percent of workers say meetings are the No. 1 time-waster at the office.

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HowStuffWorks "How to Handle Workplace Bullying"

HowStuffWorks "How to Handle Workplace Bullying" | Communication & Leadership | Scoop.it

Out of the corner of your eye, you see your boss round the corner. Immediately your stomach tightens and shoulders hunch.

 

You wait with your eyes glued to your monitor as she walks briskly towards you, knowing she's going to have something to say about the status report you submitted last night.

 

You had made a small mistake and were planning on fixing it first thing this morning. It's nothing catastrophic, but experience has taught you that has no bearing on anything.

 

Your boss walks up behind you, and before you can say a forced "good morning," she slams the report on the table hard enough to make your colleagues turn around and look


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, December 28, 2012 8:27 AM

80% of workplace bullying happens between managers and their staff.  

 

Have you been bullied at work?

 

If you have, have you tried to provide feedback?