Performance Management Blog

Affirming Feedback: The Oldest Recognition Program on Earth

Posted by Jamie Resker on Jan 27, 2011 7:29:00 PM

I expect that most of you reading this will have had a similar experience:

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Topics: feedback, thank you, employee recognition

What to Say When Addressing a Performance Issue

Posted by Jamie Resker on Jun 12, 2010 4:53:00 PM

The traditional method of providing constructive criticism/feedback would sound something like this:

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Topics: feedback, addressing bad behaviors, Address Performance Issues, managing workplace behavior issues, manager avoiding performance conversations, constructive criticism, improving performance, managing difficult discussions, managing bad employee behaviors, address bad behavior, difficult employees, disruptive behavior, employee performance issue

Two Important Questions to Ask During Your Performance Review

Posted by Jamie Resker on Jun 6, 2010 4:56:00 PM

I continually hear from employees who have just had their performance evaluation that it wasn't a valuable developmental experience. I then ask, "Did you learn what you do well and should continue doing and find out at least one thing you could be doing that would help you be more effective"? About 10% will answer yes to that question.

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Topics: feedback, asking for feedback, constructive criticism, improving performance, managing your boss, employee development, how to ask for positive feedback

Asking For Feedback

Posted by Jamie Resker on Nov 21, 2009 5:09:00 PM

Some questions can invite criticism. Let's compare and contrast two questions:

Bad Question: If I ask "what are my strengths and weaknesses?" I'm asking for criticism. It's almost like asking, "Tell me about my deficiencies".  It's just not that helpful to give or get that kind of feedback.

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Topics: feedback, get positive feedback, developmental feedback, performance feedback, 360 degree performance reviews, how to ask for feedback