No one said sitting in your chair was easy, did they? As an employer, how do you give feedback to your employees? Feedback is important, and so also, is the manner in which it is delivered.
How important? I’m glad you asked. Four out of ten employees are actively disengaged when they receive little or no feedback. You can also significantly decrease your turnover rate if you routinely provide employee feedback. So, yeah, it’s pretty important.
Earlier this week you asked your team:
“What is it, specifically, you believe our company is trying to make happen?”
Now, it’s time to make an invitation.
For those that have a company vision different than your own, invite them to privately contact you—not HR, YOU—and bravely step forward because you want to hear them out.
Then, schedule a time to hear them out. Then hear them out.
Maybe they’ll help you identify a blind spot you and the rest of your team missed.
Maybe she’s the right person, but she’s in the wrong seat.
But, more than likely, they simply don’t share your vision, and you’ve both got a choice to make:
Should you part ways or carry on like it never happened?
Wait… that’s not really even a choice is it?
You must—MUST—have a team moving forward fiercely in the same direction to succeed in this age of rapid distraction.
If he or she has been a good team member, prepare for his or her separation with a classy letter of recommendation, but prepare.