Could you be demotivating your staff by pointing out all their flaws?
Business News Daily reports that a study led by Kansas State University assistant professor of Management, Satoris Culbertson, found that nobody -even people who are motivated to learn likes negative performance reviews.
According to the report, as part of the study, researchers classified employees according to three categories based on their goal orientations:
Culbertson, one of the study's authors says in the report that: 'Surprisingly, we found that learning-oriented people were just as dissatisfied with an appraisal that had negative feedback as the performance-oriented people were.'
'Nobody likes to get negative feedback -- even those individuals who aren't trying to prove anything to others, but instead are just trying to learn as much as possible.'
So how do you avoid demotivating your employees when giving them feedback?
Culbertson says you e must be careful when giving feedback to employees.
She says 'negative feedback is different from constructive feedback in that the latter also points on steps that can be taken to improve. In addition, feedback is better received when it comes from a credible, trustworthy source.'
She adds: 'It's not so much that the performance review needs to be abolished, but we need to fix what is broken. Instead of limiting ourselves to formal performance appraisals conducted once or twice a year, we need to think about performance management as a system that is linked with the strategy of the entire organisation.'
We recommend you use these tips to make sure you and your employee get the most out of performance review feedback.
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