Projects are often won by relatively small percentages against multiple competitors. Project success which we all know is very different than “winning” the project depends on thousands of details over many months executed well. Company success depends on dozens or hundreds of projects all executed successfully.
Performance improvement is heavily a factor of:
- Quantity of feedback given
- How actionable the feedback is
- Quantity of cycles to put that feedback into use
Some people will say they love “positive” feedback. We all like hearing good things. Some people would say that it only helps to give “negative” feedback. We need to know when we are doing something wrong.
Both of those statements are logical but not useful in improving performance. Giving small bits of regular feedback that can immediately be put into use is what will make the biggest difference. This is a very hard skill to develop and requires deliberate practice on the part of the people learning to give effective feedback.
Book: The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How. - by Daniel Coyle
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