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The Benefits of Employee Feedback

Employee feedback is necessary in any working environment; employees crave it, while bosses often shy away from it. It is easy to believe that it is only necessary to give employees feedback when they do something wrong, but it is helpful to both you and the employee when they know that they are also doing something right. Employee feedback can have a multitude of benefits for both individual employees and the company as a whole. Here are some of the main benefits of employee feedback

Employee feedback can motivate employees. If an employee is told directly that what they are doing is right and they’re doing it well then the employee will be more motivated to keep doing what he or she is doing.  Over time, employees work will also improve because they are motivated to work harder and do their best at all times. This increase in motivation which will lead to increased morale and productivity among all employees, which will improve the company as a whole. People innately crave feedback, good or bad, so when they start to get that feedback at work they may be more eager to go to the office to complete their tasks for more feedback.

Providing your employees with feedback can also allow them to grow the company, while also growing within the company.  If an employee knows what they are doing is either right or wrong, then they can discern what it is that you are looking for and figure out how to improve in the future.  It is easy to fall into the belief that telling your employees they are doing a good job will cause them to no longer put forth the same amount of effort. However, people are constantly seeking the approval of their superiors.  Telling an employee they are doing well will encourage them to strive to do even better the next time you give them a task. Letting an employee know that their work wasn’t where you would’ve liked it to be, will help them realize what it is you are looking for in their work and they will do better to meet your standards in the future.

Employee feedback helps employee motivation and production, as well as both individual and company growth, among many other benefits.