Category: Feedback

Goals vs. the Ostrich: When Employees Refuse to Track Progress

No news is good news, right? Not when it comes to job performance and project management. Knowing where you stand helps you remain focused on where you have to go, but some employees would rather stick their heads in the sand, avoiding all progress tracking. How do you deal with an employee who just will not monitor their own progress?

A new rating scale for multisource feedback (IO Psychology)

Topic: Feedback, Job Performance, Measurement Publication: Personnel Psychology (AUTUMN 2012) Article: Evidence for the effectiveness of an alternative multisource performance rating methodology Authors: B. J. Hoffman, C. A. Gorman, C. A. Blair, J. P. Meriac, B. Overstreet, & E. K. Atchley Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Do you receive multisource feedback

Like Pulling Teeth: How to Get Greater Employee Feedback (Human Resource Management)

Topic: Feedback, Leadership, Job Attitudes Publication: Personnel Psychology Article: Ask And You Shall Hear (But Not Always): Examining the Relationship Between Manager Consultation and Employee Voice Authors: Tangirala, S., & Ramanujam, R. Reviewer: Neil Morelli Whether you’re a researcher, consultant, HR professional, or manager, you know that the best sources

How Positive Feedback Helps Prevent Negative Outcomes

Topic: Feedback Publication: Applied Psychology: An International Review (APR09) Article: Consequences of positive and negative feedback: The impact on emotions and extra-role behaviors Authors: F. D. Belschak, D. N. Den Hartog Reviewed By: Sarah Teague Two recent studies conducted by Belschak and Den Hartog (2009) investigated the impact of positive and

Faded Feedback – Just a Fad?

Topic: Feedback, Training Publication: Human Performance Article: Faded versus increasing feedback, task variability trajectories, and transfer of training. Author: J.S. Goodman, R.E. Wood Featured by: Benjamin Granger In training situations, immediate, specific, and frequent feedback to the learner is often prescribed  by the experts. However, there is evidence that this “high guidance” feedback may ultimately

If I’m Bad, Then So Are You!

Topic: Feedback, Job Performance, Performance Appraisal Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment Article: The influence of a manager’s own performance appraisal on the evaluation of others. Blogger: Benjamin Granger Have you ever received a poor performance appraisal from a supervisor?  (Let’s hope not too many!)  If you have, were you surprised?  (Hey, I’m a pretty good employee! What