Blog Posts - Feedback To Managers



Why performance feedback is important – for managers and employees

Providing feedback increases employee engagement, so is this something that managers are encouraged to do – at all? And do managers receive any feedback on the feedback they give?
by Manager by Design on Mar 25, 2013

Management Design: A proposed design so that new managers embrace learning management skills

Lets discuss an alternate design to simply promoting someone to manager and hoping for the best. How about providing some structure and feedback in during the transition, and plan in a transition out?
by Manager by Design on Aug 13, 2012

A tool for how to tell if feedback is relevant to your job

Here’s a scorecard to determine if the feedback your manager is giving you is relevant to your job.
by Manager by Design on Feb 13, 2012

Annual reviews are awesome artifacts that can be used to improve management skills

The annual performance review is an artifact that reveals basic managerial practices, or lack thereof. Use it as such. read more...
by Manager by Design on Oct 10, 2011

The annual review reveals more about the manager’s performance than the employee’s performance (part 4)

The performance review is a great artifact for identifying manager behaviors. Here are some examples of clues to managers’ performance based on the reviews they perform. read more...
by Manager by Design on Sep 19, 2011

The annual review reveals more about the manager’s performance than the employee’s performance (part 3)

The annual performance review reveals much about the manager filling it out -- egocentrism, fighting with employees, irrelevant feedback. . . read more...
by Manager by Design on Sep 12, 2011

The annual review reveals more about the manager’s performance than the employee’s performance (part 2)

The annual review reveals much about what the manager does as a manager. For example, does your manager use the review to look at how you improved during the year? Or even demonstrate knowledge of what you do? read more...
by Manager by Design on Sep 5, 2011

The annual review reveals more about the manager’s performance than the employee’s performance (part 1)

Here are some examples of how managers reveal info about themselves on their employees performance review. read more...
by Manager by Design on Aug 29, 2011

Management Design: How managers receive performance feedback compared to other jobs

It’s time that we look closely to see how managers get quality performance feedback. Compared to other careers, both high profile and low profile, it’s pretty bleak. read more...
by Manager by Design on Apr 11, 2011

Entry level jobs receive a lot of performance feedback: What about managers?

Let’s look at some entry-level jobs to see where they get performance feedback. Then lets compare their feedback to where managers get feedback. There’s quite a contrast. read more...
by Manager by Design on Apr 4, 2011

How to improve management design: Look at examples of high-profile careers that receive a lot of performance feedback

Let’s look at high profile careers to see where they get performance feedback. Then lets compare their feedback to where managers get feedback. There’s quite a contrast. read more...
by Manager by Design on Mar 28, 2011

One more option for providing feedback to manager: 3rd Party Assessment and Coaching

Have you ever considered hiring a third party management coach to improve your manager’s skills at people and team management? Here’s are some reasons to consider it. read more...
by Manager by Design on Oct 6, 2010

Step 6 for Employees Providing Feedback to a Manager: Phrases to use during the feedback conversation

What do you say when you want to give feedback to your manager? Here are specific phrases and examples for giving your boss feedback. read more...
by Manager by Design on Oct 4, 2010

Step 5 for Employees Providing Feedback to a Manager: Identifying what the feedback is and when to give the feedback

When giving feedback to your manager, it’s important to identify the feedback you provide, set up the context before giving the feedback, and practice the feedback conversation. Here are the details. read more...
by Manager by Design on Sep 29, 2010

Step 4 for Employees Providing Feedback to a Manager: Prepare by talking to Human Resources first

When giving feedback to your manager on how to improve, consider talking to HR first to review what you’re going to say to the manager. Here are the details on how to approach this. read more...
by Manager by Design on Sep 27, 2010

Step 3 for Employees Providing Feedback to a Manager: Ask how your manager prefers to receive feedback

Providing corrective feedback to your manager is tough. Here are the steps to get your manager to agree to receive the feedback. read more...
by Manager by Design on Sep 22, 2010

Step 2 for Employees Providing Feedback to a Manager: Reinforce the positive behaviors

In giving feedback to your manager, the first thing to focus on is reinforcing the positive behaviors you want to see more of. Here’s how to get started. read more...
by Manager by Design on Sep 20, 2010

Step 1 for Employees Providing Feedback to a Manager: Prepare for it and you might get some insights

Many employees really want their managers to get better. Giving direct feedback to your manager is one path, but it’s tricky. The first step is preparation. read more...
by Manager by Design on Sep 15, 2010

Specific phrases and examples for how to ask for feedback from your employees

Managers can benefit from asking for feedback from their employees on how they manage. Here are some specific phrases and examples on how to do this. read more...
by Manager by Design on Sep 13, 2010


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