Good, I didn’t Hear Anything

Over the past couple of years, whether in school or in the workplace, I have come to understand that not hearing any feedback is a good thing. The only time you receive feedback, whether through the pen of a professor or a boss, is if you mess up in some way. Thinking about it, this logic does not make sense to me and shouldn’t.

One of the reasons we see a lot of unhappy employees is that they do not feel needed or wanted. They do not see a lot of times how they have contributed to the company or team and it can lead to feel as if their work is not of value. It does not take a lot, but just a “thank you” or a “good job” to the people you work with because it can go a long way.

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1 comment so far

  1. Anna Farmery on

    I 100% agree with your comment. I would add that the feedback needs to be timely and authentic. Not giving positive feedback is the equivalent of not valuing the work of that individual – the worst of all is that it is a totally free way of keeping that talent engaged.

    In any interaction ask yourself can I provide feedback that will help that individual…… and don’t forget positive feedback upwards. A boss appreciates it as much as the team!


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