Review a variety of feedback examples to better understand how to give effective feedback in the workplace.
Late delivery on a project
"I want to talk to you about your work on this last project because your delay impacted the team. I know you worked hard to complete your part on time and looking back now, we can spot the roadblocks more easily. I'd love to see you be more proactive in spotting them before they impact your delivery next time. How can we make it easier for you to raise the flag on these kinds of things?"
"I have noticed that you seem less engaged lately, you need to be more motivated and feel a sense of purpose in your work. Other team members are beginning to complain about it and it's not fair to them. What are you going to do about it?"
"Reaching your goal of 50 quarterly sales is a big accomplishment. I remember when we set this goal, and the ambition you had to achieve it. Because of all your hard work and grit, you've helped the company grow to over 25 employees. Congratulations, and thank you for this contribution to our team's objectives. How do you feel?"
"I sensed that there was tension in our planning meeting yesterday, and I want to be sure that we address it before it impacts our productivity or happiness. We're all working towards increased profitability here, but it's okay if we have different ideas on how to get there."
"I wanted to talk to you about some critical feedback I received from a client that impacts your work. I want to hear your perspective to see how we can improve the situation. Have you noticed any issues with the client?"
"I noticed you messaged the team outside of our regular working hours a few times since we made the switch to remote. I want everyone to have flexibility in their scheduling as much as we can, but be sure our efficiency isn't negatively impacted in the process. What kind of hours have you been working?"
Question - How do you rate this feedback?
A better way to give this feedback
"I've noticed that you seem less engaged lately, and it's important to me that you're motivated and feeling a sense of purpose in your work. I'm starting to see this impacting other team members as well. I want to make sure we're all in this together and supporting each other. Is there something going on that I'm not aware of? Do you feel you have enough of a challenge in your work? Is there anything I can do to help?"
Question - Describe a good point about the feedback
You have completed the different perspectives exercise.