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Managing the Game: Feedback

Feedback is important for any project and any team. You need to be able to express to your team what they are doing right and what they are doing wrong. Communicating these things can be a challenge for some people. Regardless of difficulty feedback is essential to getting a job done. If you see behavior or work that is impressive let your team know. Chances are they will continue to do what you like rather than what you don’t like if they are made aware of it. It is more than simple praise. It is guidance and leadership which is what a team needs. If you see bad behavior or work you should also communicate that to your team but you should do so with recommendations of better ways to accomplish the work. Simply telling someone they are doing something wrong or you don’t like something is not helpful. Give examples of what you would prefer or like to see. Help them reach your standards and goals. If you don’t like something then obviously there is a reason or something else that you want. Communicate that want. Don’t say do something different. It is likely the people who did the work like what they did or they would have done something else. If you are the one with the problem you should help with a solution. People need some direction or guidance and that’s what being in a leadership position is for. It is important when communicating to your team and others to use words. Emoticons are not a language. Sad face or happy face tells your team nothing on how they can improve their work. Feedback should be done in a respectful manner. You will always find better results in doing so.

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