This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
Everything you know about giving feedback at work could be wrong
Management guru Marcus Buckingham has a bone to pick with one of the
prevailing trends in management wisdom — that companies need to get a
lot better at giving tough, candid feedback, and need to do it a lot
more often. As indicative of the trend, he points to recent popular
books like Bridgewater Associates CEO Ray Dalio’s “Principles” and Kim Scott’s “Radical Candor”,
the proliferation of employee survey tools and feedback apps like
15Five and news reports about tough internal cultures like the ones at
Amazon or Netflix. But in a new article in the Harvard Business Review called “The Feedback Fallacy”,
which offers a preview of his book to be published in April, Buckingham
and his co-author, Cisco executive Ashley Goodall, argue managers are
getting it all wrong. Managers who focus so much on candid feedback are
ignoring research that shows how hard it is for people to rate the
performance of others, and how difficult it is to standardise and
homogenise what “excellence” looks like in different people.