Boris Groysberg, Robin Abrahams
Performance feedback is crucial to a career in the information-rich global economy. However, feedback is psychologically stressful to both give, and hear. This teaching note explains why feedback is both valuable and difficult, and goes on to summarize research on effective feedback scenarios. What are the different kinds of feedback? What are the ideal qualities of the feedback giver, and recipient? How do corporate and national culture affect feedback practices? The note ends with a step-by-step “script” for formal feedback situations or performance reviews, with recommendations for both the giver and recipient of the feedback.
Employee retention, Human resource management , Informal leadership, Organizational culture