Although it’s tempting to want instant results from your employees, patience is key. You have to build trust over time and understand that good feedback requires time and thought. Share some examples of good feedback you’ve received in the past and what made it useful. Ask continuously to make feedback a regular part of employees’ lives, and don’t put pressure on employees by putting them on the spot.
These tips will help put employees at ease and encourage honest feedback. To learn how to digest and act on employee feedback, get your copy of our ebook, A Practical Guide to Giving and Receiving Feedback.