How to give constructive feedback to your employees

posted on 05/08/2016 09:40:56 by James McAllister

Giving feedback can be a daunting task, yet it’s one that every successful team leader or manager is expected to be experienced in. Without feedback, a team can struggle to grow and will often make the same mistakes over and over. But, when it comes to giving feedback, it’s important to do this in the proper way, or you run the risk of harming your team’s dynamic.

For example, by simply passing comment on the negative aspects of a team member’s performance, it’s unlikely that you’re going to achieve a positive outcome. So, what is the right way to provide feedback to get the most out of your team?

There’s a lot that goes into providing constructive feedback. One of the most important rules to follow is to focus on the positives, as well as the negatives. For example, if an employee takes the initiative to help you save on your business energy, then it’s important to reward them. Equally, if a member of staff makes repeated mistakes, then this will also need addressing with the same level of importance.

To answer this question more thoroughly, we have taken a look at the best practices to follow when providing your team with feedback. So, the next time you are confronted with the daunting task of providing feedback, you will know what to do, and more importantly what not to do, to avoid harming your team’s dynamic.


James McAllister

James is an online content creator at Make It Cheaper. Having previously created a variety of content for a number of websites and media outlets, James focuses on making it easy for SME owners to find interesting and engaging content - as well as useful guides and online tools.You can email James at

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