One of the biggest roadblocks to a healthy employee experience is feeling like your voice isn’t heard. We all want to know that our opinions and viewpoints matter and, in the grand scheme of things, we all want to know we have some input—even a small one—in the success of our company.
Yet, when dealing with feedback, we can sometimes shut off our capacity to listen or we don’t make ourselves available to hear what those around us have to say. While feedback is a helpful way to communicate, it can also have a negative connotation. Many employees associate feedback with criticism or an opportunity to vent, rather than a chance to learn, share, and understand.