I know the answer even before I ask a group this question:
“Does anyone here get too much feedback at work?”
The reply, amid snickers and eye rolls, is “No.”
No matter who is in my audience, from employees to supervisors, there’s a shared belief that feedback is in short supply.
Gallup’s recent “State of the American Workplace” report confirms that sentiment. In its surveys on workplace engagement, Gallup asked employees if they’ve received positive feedback for good work in the last seven days or had a conversation about their progress in the last six months. Again, the answer often comes up as “No.”
Gallup found that 70 percent of U.S. employees are disengaged. Many simply go through the motions, while others actively undermine the operation.… Read more