The Power of Feedback

Notice how a simple “good job” can turn the whole day around?

Or how a “let’s try this another way” can stick with you, nudging you towards a better version of yourself?

That’s the impact of feedback, and it matters more than you know.

Today, we’re going to unpack the importance of feedback–both giving and receiving–and learn why every workplace should implement it.

You see, creating an open channel for communication is crucial. When employees feel heard and valued, it not only supports the individual it can also positively impact the entire organization.

🌟Embracing the Power of Recognition

Did you know that a whopping 39% of employees feel underappreciated at work?

A report from Officevibe highlights this statistic, along with the revelation that 69% of employees would be motivated to work harder if they felt their efforts were better recognized.

This shows that feedback, especially when it involves recognition, plays a critical role in making employees feel valued and engaged.

🌟Constructive Criticism: A Balancing Act

But feedback isn’t just about giving praise it’s also about guiding towards better outcomes and encouraging growth.

Respectful and constructive criticism is just as needed in improving performance.

And so, a balanced approach to feedback, using both positive reinforcement and constructive criticism, is key to employee engagement and development.

🌟Opening Doors to Honest Conversations

It’s time to encourage teams to voice their thoughts and ideas.

A staggering 65% of employees are seeking more feedback, yet many hold back due to concerns about potential negative repercussions.

And that’s why psychological safety through open dialogue is so amazing for employee engagement.

Reflect on your recent interactions. Can you recall a moment where your feedback positively influenced someone or helped pave the way for improvement?

Your words have power—use them to uplift, guide, and engage. 🤝

Psychological safety and employee engagement are intricately linked, with feedback serving as a vital bridge between the two.

By embracing the power of positive recognition, balancing constructive criticism, and fostering open communication, we can create a work environment where every team member feels valued, heard, and engaged.

Ready to enhance psychological safety at work? Click the link below and let’s chat about our Psychological Safety and Stress Resilience trainings and resources for your team!

Create a great day,

Amanda + Team Mako Mindfulness