Feedback is essential: it improves performance, develops talent, aligns expectations, solves problems. Your growth depends on your ability to take advantage of criticism despite your natural responses and on your willingness to seek even more advice and coaching from bosses, peers and subordinates.
People have 5 fundamental human needs: the need to be heard, to feel like they are part of a team, to know they matter, to contribute meaningfully and to learn and grow. How employees feel about their job is largely on the manager’s shoulders.
Research shows that millennials are different and represent a large part of the entire workforce today. It is relevant to understand what is important to them when they work, in order to change or adapt the corporate culture to better meet their needs.
Context: In 2012, Google embarked on an initiative (code-named Project Aristotle) to study hundreds of company’s teams, focused on building the perfect team. The company’s top executives long believed that building the best teams meant combining the best people.