Two things are true about feedback in the modern workplace:
First, that it’s hard to improve without direct and honest feedback about your performance.
And second, that it’s very, very hard to ask for it, even when you want it.
Whether you’re a seasoned manager or evaluating employee performance for the first time, providing frequent feedback is an instrumental part of developing rapport and trust with your employees. It gives employees a clear sense of where they stand: what they’re doing well, what could be improved, and what their future might look like within your organization.