Task Feedback is a reaction of a manager (or a task owner) to a task performance and connected results. This reaction is explained and communicated to employees (task executors) to make them understand what they have done correctly (or exceptionally well) and what they mismanaged to do (what was done incorrectly to certain degree), so they can rectify their errors.
Task feedbacks can be different by their type and character:
- formal or informal;
- positive or negative;
- constructive or destructive;
- organized or chaotic, etc;
The purpose of any feedback is to ground application of certain follow-up activities that follow after the feedback: that could be positive actions such as giving a reward, promising a new opportunity or a promotion, etc, or negative ones such as putting employee on a probatory term, or even firing.
Examples of positive task feedbacks (if a task is done well):
- Thanks and praise;
- Suggestions for even better performance;
Examples of negative task feedbacks (if a task is handled not well enough):
- Criticism (constructive or destructive);
- Instructions on how to rectify errors;