[Radio] The Feedback Loop

It's no secret, the best way to keep your employees performing at their optimum best is by making them happy. Over the past couple of years, studies have shown that happy employees mean better performance, increased engagement, and ultimately better business performance. At times you'll find yourself wanting to shower your staff with compliments and perks such as free food, nice office settings, a gym membership, team trips, and so on. While this can be a good way to keep your team happy, evidence has shown that there is, in fact, a better way to keep your staff engaged— the feedback loop.

The Feedback Loop

A feedback loop is a system in which portions of a system's output are used for future input. In simple terms, the feedback loop means using an employee's past deeds to impact the employee's future output. Unknown to many, the feedback loop is one of the most sought after engagement strategies that have been proven to have better results than any other management strategy.

While feedback loops might sound a little bit similar to employee appreciation perks, they don't necessarily focus on tangible goods; rather, they focus on communication. Regular communication creates a healthy and energizing workspace that is the cornerstone to positive employee engagement. With employee-manager interactions being considered the mai