How do you prefer to get feedback and/or recognition?

Asked by Jef Lippiatt Owner at Startup Chucktown

We are all different. But I'd like some different perspectives into what makes us all feel appreciated.

I personally prefer constructive and collaborative feedback. I enjoy private "thank yous" but enjoy my accomplishments recognized publicly as well (if for nothing else than to help people understand what I do).

So, lets hear about you!

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Voted by: Jef Lippiatt Sarah Irwin

Hmm, tricky question. In business, I've got to say I love recognition. It makes me feel appreciated and valued - especially in small business where you lack the interactions of a busy office with lots of co-workers.

But I also like getting constructive feedback because it helps us see what we're doing well and where there could be room for improvement.

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Jef Lippiatt Owner at Startup Chucktown
It is tricky. I totally appreciate a private handwritten note, but worry that without the visibility of others knowing I might be limited in advancement opportunities.
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Sarah Irwin SME Community Director at SavvySME
Voted by: Jef Lippiatt

I like continued feedback on a job well done. I like knowing regularly that I'm meeting expectations.

I think whenever I have gone above and beyond a public acknowledgement was valued. As little as a CC'd email can mean so much.

I can think of one situation where my hard work was recognised as the hard work of my manager. It's the mark of a good leader where your team is exceeding expectations and their achievements are celebrated. Recognising your employees is a reflection of your own achievement as a leader and mentor. Taking the credit will never make your employees want to ever exceed expectations again.

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Jef Lippiatt Owner at Startup Chucktown
Thanks for sharing Sarah. I have also been in situations where credit is given to my superior for the work instead of to me. However, at least several times I've had a manager or supervisor that corrected everyone publicly and acknowledged that it was my contribution not theirs and that is very rewarding. Because not only do you get the credit but you realize that you have a standup boss.
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