The importance of feedback
There are plenty of stats and figures that can give you an idea of how effective someone is at their job which can help them progress. But one of the most impactful ways is by giving and receiving feedback.
Not only is this beneficial for employees, but feedback and good communication is also a sign of an excellent leader.
The world’s most successful leaders aren’t the ones who refer to the profit and loss accounts to see how their team are performing, they’re the ones who are aligned with their employees.
They are the leaders who have good communication channels with the people below them and understand the needs of their team on a deeper level.
Without a culture of feedback, you can never expect to take your leadership and company to the next level.
Here’s why feedback is so important if you want to lead a successful team:
Motivates your employees
One of the most important parts of being a good leader is understanding that you can’t do everything yourself – you need to rely on your employees to execute your ideas and strategies.
If they aren’t motivated under your leadership, your ideas will never see the light of day.
Without receiving feedback or praise, you can’t expect your employees to work hard every day. They need to understand the importance of their work, once they know this productivity and quality of work will increase.
Boosts engagement within your team
Some managers will try everything to engage their staff but forget about one of the simplest things they can do – which doesn’t cost a penny – giving valuable feedback.
A culture of open communication contributes to a more productive and engaged workforce who care about the work they are doing and the feedback that they get in return.
Helps you move forward in your career and lead better
When your team are engaged and motivated, it reflects well on you as their manager. You’re showing that you’re able to manage a successful team.
Not only will you be mentoring your staff to take the next steps in their career, but you’ll be priming yourself for the next step in yours too.
Also, when offering feedback to your employees, you can make them feel comfortable to give you feedback as well.
Encouraging feedback for yourself will give your staff the opportunity to have a say, and help you improve your leadership skills.
These skills are important for everyone and are critical for any successful team and company.