Become a Candid Culture – Make It Easier to Give Feedback at Work
For the most part, people are afraid to speak up at work. Despite the town hall meetings and roundtable discussions executives host, the feedback training offered, the existence of ask-the-CEO email addresses and blogs, and employee satisfaction and engagement surveys, many employees are still afraid to give feedback at work, citing fear of damaging relationships, being fired, and other forms of retaliation.
The Candid Culture Vision:
- Coworkers, leaders, and managers set clear expectations before problems occur. No one has to guess what is expected of them and what a good job looks like.
- Employees ask for and receive regular, balanced and candid feedback and always know where they stand performance wise.
- Managers and leaders are open to and ask for feedback. They always know what’s really happening in the organization and can lead accordingly.
- People talk to each other versus about each other. Gossip and drama is the exception, not the norm.
- Work is a fun place to be. People enjoy working together and produce their best work.
Many of you are taking actions to create the environment I’ve described above. I want to hear from you and want to use this blog to share practices for creating more candid communication at work.
Add a comment and tell us:
- What you are doing to increase the trust and communication in your organization.
- The avenues you are using to give feedback on your team, in your department, or in your entire organization.
We’ll enter you to win 50 of our new door tags. The door tags were designed to tell your coworkers that your office is a place they can speak freely, without concern.