700-A Culture of Feedback

Episode: 700

Episode Title: A Culture of Feedback


Feedback—does the very word make you cringe? Here’s why we need to broaden our definition of this workplace dynamic, next on The Perna Syndicate.


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Thanks for tuning into The Perna Syndicate today! As we talk about retaining the younger-gen workforce this week, we need to bring up a topic that many people dread: giving and receiving feedback at work. 


I get it: the very idea of feedback can have negative connotations, especially for anyone who has experienced ‘old-school’ people management. But it doesn’t have to be that way today. As organizations move toward a more talent-centric focus, feedback can actually become a positive tool for growth and professional development. 


For example, did you know feedback doesn’t have to be about something you’re doing wrong? Every time you compliment someone on their work, you’re providing feedback to that person. 


The goal is to reach the point where it feels safe to both give feedback and to hear it. Done right, positive and constructive feedback should encourage the growth of your team, not just point out poor performance. 


This broader understanding of feedback allows us all to welcome rather than fear that conversation. For younger workers especially, feedback of all kinds can become a powerful tool for career and skill development.  


A culture of feedback is a place where it’s ok to talk about what could be better, as well as what is going great. We need to have both conversations. 


Thanks for being part of The Perna Syndicate this week! I’m your host, Mark Perna, and we’ll see you back here next week for more insights and inspiration. Take care!

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