Where do I stand? How am I seen? What do you think? I don’t mean to sound needy—but a little bit of information could go a long way with me.

—An employee (perhaps yours)

Feedback. How appropriate that the word begins with feed. Because for many employees, information from others about how they’re perceived and how they’re doing is a severe source of malnourishment in today’s workplace.

Yet in study after study, employees in every sector are starving for feedback. This is a pretty human response. We spend more than forty hours each week at work, dedicating our bodies, minds, and souls to the cause. A little attention is not too much to ask.

Managers, ...

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