7 ways to give uplifting feedback

Employees want to know how they’re doing and how they can improve. Here’s how to offer guidance without crushing their spirits.

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The more autonomy and ownership employees have, the more motivated they’ll be.

However, how can exactly managers achieve this?

Managers must give advice that fuels motivation, rather than draining it. Keep these seven tips in mind:

1. Are you looking at feedback with a growth mindset?

Sometimes the biggest hesitation comes from the feedback giver, rather than from the recipient. Dr. Carla Jeffries found that a person’s desire to be accepted can hinder their providing constructive feedback.

In a recent report, Gallup highlighted that millennials want more feedback, though only 15 percent routinely ask for it. Only 19 percent get it regularly.

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