The Psychologist-Manager Journal
Effective developmental feedback promotes a balanced and authentic view of employees' current state, thereby addressing strengths and weaknesses of employees. The authors address how organizations' increased emphasis on positivity can be reconciled with the delivery of negative feedback. Drawing on principles from positive psychology, the authors outline strategies managers can implement to increase the likelihood that negative feedback interventions will yield improved performance while promoting employee well-being.
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© American Psychological Association. Version of record can be found at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10887156.2011.621776
O’Malley, A. L., & Gregory, J. B. (2011). Don’t be such a downer: Using positive psychology to enhance the value of negative feedback. The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 14, 247-264. doi: 10.1080/10887156.2011.621776 Available from digitalcommons.butler.edu/facsch_papers/446/