They say feedback is the breakfast of champions. In my experience it's true. In fact, I believe most people want to know how they are doing. If we don't know how we are doing then we can start to lose momentum because we don't know if what we are doing is working or adding value. Our subconscious can start to think "what's the point of doing this? No-one is noticing".
Feedback is a critical piece in creating a high performance culture. It is a core component in raising standards and helping people grow. And when your people grow, your company grows.
To build a high performing team, there are 5 core ingredients:
Purpose (Why are we here?)
Progress and Feedback (How am I doing and where am I going?)
Plan (What's the goal? And who does what by when?)
Playing Rules (Standards for performance and behaviour)
Player Selection (Recruiting)
This edition is all about the 'Progress & Feedback' ingredient.
How well do you do at providing candid feedback to your team on their performance?
If you know this is an area you could be doing better in, you'll find some good reading and resources below to help you out.
P.S. Check out this 1:41 video talking about the benefit of objective feedback. Ignore the fact that the cars in the video are acting in complete contrast to the point I'm trying to make 🙁