While giving constructive feedback is not the favorite part of any leader’s job, it is an absolutely necessary function. But new data show that too few leaders are effectively fulfilling that function.
Leadership IQ recently surveyed more than 27,000 people, and among the dozens of questions, we asked people to rate the statement “Constructive feedback from my leader has helped me to improve my performance.”
As you can see in the chart below, only 20% of people say that their leader Always delivers constructive feedback that has helped to improve their performance. Meanwhile, 20% of people say that their leader Never delivers constructive feedback that has helped to improve their performance.
Even if we combine those who say that their leader Always (20%) or Frequently (23%) delivers constructive feedback that has improved their performance, that still leaves 57% who feel that their leader has not performed well on this issue!