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By Darryl Stewart

A great way to generate feedback for your team members

Remember to get feedback from team members!
Remember to get feedback from team members!

You are a great manager.  You know that meeting regularly one-on-one with each member of your team is important. Many managers tell me they struggle to come up with specific positive feedback for these meetings.

I have a sure fire way to get this feedback easily and efficiently.

Grab a co-worker who knows the person well and ask them two questions:

1)      Give me all the reasons you like working with ___?

2)      Please give me a specific example of something awesome ___ has done at work lately.  Please be as specific as possible.

Usually meeting with one or two co-workers will generate a whole bunch of great positive feedback.  The people you ask will also appreciate the opportunity to say nice things about their co-worker and you will grow closer with them too.  I also find that listening to this feedback helps me come up with my own examples, reminding me what is unique and awesome about the person.  These co-worker meetings can happen in five or ten minutes and require no preparation by anybody.

Sometimes you will get some negative feedback during this co-worker interview.  I will deal with that in next week’s blog.

Overwhelmingly, the feedback will be positive and will give you great feedback for your one-on-one meeting.

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Every time we acknowledge this truth, we have an invitation and an opportunity to reflect on the wrongs of the past, what we do in the present, and what we can do to continually honour the people whose lands and water we benefit from today. 

This statement only acts as a first step in honouring the land we reside on and its peoples, and must be paired with education, understanding and informed action.