Alexandra Bruell and Lindsay Ellis, reporting for, I swear, The Wall Street Journal:

Employers around the country have good news for workers who dread chats about their performance: Feedback is on the way out.

Many companies, executive coaches and HR professionals are looking to erase the anxiety-inducing word from the corporate lexicon, and some are urging it be replaced by what they see as a gentler, more constructive word: “feedforward.”

I refuse to believe this is true, and if it is true, my feedback is that any company that encounters an employee who bristles at the word feedback should fire them on the spot.

Wednesday, 13 September 2023