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Giving Feedback to Subordinates by Dana McDonald-Mann, Raoul Buron

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When to Give Feedback to Subordinates

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Giving feedback is not the same as holding an annual performance review. It’s true that honest feedback is an essential ingredient in a formal review process, but the benefits of feedback occur as part of an ongoing process, not as a one-shot deal. Your goal is to create a relationship with your employees that allows you to give honest feedback about behavior and performance without putting them on the defensive. Timing is critical. You should give feedback regularly, give feedback at the moment it is needed, give feedback when development opportunities arise, and give feedback when it is necessary for an ...

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