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Tag Archives: Feedback

Outcomes of Organization Development Interventions

A large applied research study sought to examine important organizational outcomes from various psychologically-based workplace interventions. In all, they examined the effects of eleven different types of interventions, defined below: Selection and Placement: For the purpose of this research, this simply includes the use of realistic job previews Training: Enhancing employee performance through learning Appraisal […]

When Feedback Attacks!! (when, how, and why feedback can hurt performance)

Did you know that only about 30% of performance feedback interventions actually lead to increased performance?  In fact, according to the most comprehensive study to date on performance feedback (Kluger & DeNisi, 1996) researchers found that about 1/3 of the time feedback leads to performance, 1/3 of the time it does nothing, and 1/3 of the time […]

How to Give Feedback

Most managers have experienced the frustration of coaching, counseling, and providing feedback to an employee who needs to improve their performance yet who ignores feedback. The result is no change in performance, and if the performance deficit is serious enough the employee may lose their job. The cost to the organization, and the manager, is the high cost of turnover. The cost to the employee is all the negative consequences of losing their job.