Most managers agree that feedback is important for employee growth. Most employees agree with that too. Despite that, many managers actively avoid giving feedback. Just like how your body has a fight-or-flight response to criticism, giving feedback creates a similar response in managers. Instead of facing that anxiety head-on, managers often delay feedback until annual reviews. By that point, the feedback is the least effective.
We all have that friend who talks about the new diet or new workout routine they’re doing. Maybe you are that friend. The one that never seems to lose weight, but talks about how this new diet might change things.