Why leaders should ask for employee feedback

first_img 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A big component to being a successful leader is the ability to accept and appropriately act on feedback received from others – whether positive or negative. With this in mind, how many of us directly encourage our employees to provide us feedback or suggestions for improvement?A recent study that involved 27,048 executives, managers and employees found that only 24 percent of people say their leaders encourage and recognize suggestions for improvement; 16 percent say their leader never does so.Soliciting employee feedback goes beyond improving ourselves as leaders. Not listening, or not even asking employees for feedback, can have a large impact on employee engagement. Another part of the study found that 62 percent of “employees who say their leader always encourages and recognizes suggestions for improvement will strongly recommend it as a great organization to work for.” continue reading »last_img

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