Ongoing feedback and coaching
Providing ongoing feedback to employees about their performance is important for maintaining productive working relationships, accomplishing goals, and creating a fruitful work environment that allows employees to succeed. Managers should engage in performance coaching with the employees to acknowledge successes, provide balanced feedback, share opportunities for growth, and mentor employees so that they realize their potential.
More in depth trainings about giving feedback and coaching employees can also be found through LinkedIn Learning. To start, take a look at some of the following trainings:
Managers should engage in performance coaching with the employees to acknowledge successes, provide balanced feedback, and share opportunities for growth. You can also consult the Performance Management Guide.
The STAR Model is a structured manner of communicating feedback based on 3 components:
- Situation/Task: Explain the situation or task so everyone can understand the context.
- Action: Give details about what you or the other person did to handle the situation.
- Result: Describe what was achieved by the action and why it was/wasn’t successful.
Utilizing the STAR Model to provide feedback will ensure that managers are providing examples of specific situations and the results which will result in useful/constructive feedback, whether positive or negative.
When providing constructive feedback you may also present an ‘alternative action’ and an ‘alternative result’ to discuss what could have been done differently and how a different action could have produced a better result.
With the STAR Model, you can give feedback that turns mistakes into positive lessons.