Why feedback systems can come up short

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Chances are you’ve come here because seen one of our posts about why feedback systems often come up short, and you’d like to learn more.

So would it be worth exploring?  If you knew how to make your organisation’s feedback systems deliver everything they need to all the time, would it make a big enough difference to day-to-day working life, and to your career over the longer term?

We’ve a few questions for you to help you decide.

Do any of these resonate with you or members of your team?

  1. Do you sometimes have clients who can’t tell you what they want (but they’ll know it’s what they want when they see it)?
  2. Are employees sometimes complaining they’re not being kept informed?
  3. Are employees ever complaining they’re not being listened to?
  4. Do some communications have to be repeated because they didn’t work first time?
  5. Do clients sometimes move the goalposts midway through a project?
  6. Do you no have as much time or authority as you’d like?

Maybe you don’t recognise all of these.  Even so, is it possible that – unrelated though they may seem – nailing the feedback system could go a long  way to providing the solution?

How useful would that be?

Do these issues matter to you?

Chances are you’ve been living with at least some of these issues for a while (if not forever).  Importantly, then, when you think about the ones you recognise, how do you feel?

What impact do they have on your reputation; your sense of fulfilment, and your general feel-good factor?

And how about the rest of your team?  And your clients?  And your organisation as a whole?

It’s probably not ideal. And perhaps you’ve tried things in the past to address these issues.  Or maybe you’ve become resigned to them, because this sort of thing just comes with the territory.

If it’s the latter, we absolutely hear you.  There’s no point tying yourself in knots over problems which everyone else seems to have too – and to which there seems no solution.

Do they matter to your organisation?

Importantly though, they also have the potential to adversely affect:

  • leaders’ confidence, reputation and impact
  • employee experience, performance and retention
  • operating costs
  • consumer and employer brand value…

…which suggests you could be a bit of a hero were you to solve them.

‘Why feedback systems come up short’: a FREE download

So, what if there was a way of understanding all those challenges you’ve inherited?

What if there really could be a key to getting people to always:

  • give you all the resources you want?
  • identify their communication needs quickly, accurately and completely?
  • stick with their original brief rather than messing with it later on?
  • feel they’re being kept in the loop?
  • feel they’re being listened to?

And when you think about those issues, and the number of years you’ve already been putting up with them, would it be worth ten minutes of your time to understand their root causes?

Especially if those causes are ultimately solvable?

If it would, we believe you’ll find this download really valuable.

Download ‘Why feedback systems come up short ‘