How Should We Give Feedback?

The topic of feedback is one of the most critical topics to be dealt with in the company.

Understanding the most effective way to give feedback in order to promote learning and growth of individuals, is leading to questioning annual performance review systems, as they are limited only to particular organizational situations.

More and more organizations agree that a continuous exchange of feedback between team members is critical to individual and organizational learning, as well as giving the receiver the opportunity to choose on which aspects to improve, and how, plays a key role in promoting active employee participation and engagement.

Harmon & Cullinan's article focuses on the importance of giving continuous and specific feedback as a key element of growth.

According to the authors, dynamic feedback limited to particular contexts and actions, in fact, not only make learning much easier, but also help to maintain a level of engagement and commitment among employees that promotes a climate of collaboration and effectiveness.