Katherine O’Halloran, a people and talent expert at PA Consulting, discusses the need to build a culture which is open to feedback to increase self-awareness across the organisation.
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Katherine believes that building a culture where it is safe to give and receive feedback is a good way to increase self-awareness across the organisation. “The feedback process should set expectations of what behaviour is and isn’t appropriate. Giving managers the skills to give effective feedback should be a priority”, she says.
She adds that digital tools such as apps for giving and receiving feedback can help build self-awareness. “Industrial conglomerate GE has a performance development tool where all employees can highlight things their colleagues should continue and things that they may wish to consider”, Katherine says.