The Silence of the Managers: How the Lack of Feedback Drives Turnover and Disengagement

The Silence of the Managers: How the Lack of Feedback Drives Turnover and Disengagement
From Recruiter - February 27, 2017

Only one thing truly disturbs the minds of employees, and that is when their managers are silentmeaning they offer no feedback or guidance. Just thinking about it can make yourskin crawl!

Feedback is so important to employees that, when they dont get it, they are likely to search for employment elsewhere. Feedbackor its lackcan also impact employee performance. According to HubSpot, 69 percent of employees say they would work harder if they felt their efforts were being recognized. When managers offer little or no feedback, it can lead to higher turnover rates and major monetary losses for your company. Whether youre correcting a mistake or giving credit where its due, feedback is a necessity. Silence is truly deadly.

Feedback allows for correction and communication. It also creates a golden opportunity to develop your employees and help them succeed.Feedback engages employees. Disengaged employees, on the other hand, are less productive,and we all know what happens when productivity falls.

The good news is you can change this situation for the better! Stop the silence and create the best feedback culture for your company:

It All Starts With You, Clarice

If you want feedback to be a systemic behavior, you have to start at the top. Being a role model for the cause is a great first step. Once others see you doing it, they will follow your lead.

Be sure to create an environment where employees feel comfortable coming to you for anything. You need to radiate trust and understanding so they are compelled to seek you out and interested in what you have to say about their work. Only about 30 percent of actively disengaged employees are actually thriving. Everyone is different, but it is your job to get the other 70 percent engaged and producing their very best work.

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