The CEDAR™ Feedback Model
Feeding Back, Collaboratively
Managers worry a lot about giving feedback, and with good reason.
If delivered correctly, it has the potential to inspire and motivate people. Conversely, if delivered poorly, it can upset and alienate them.
But giving feedback is an essential part of a manager's responsibilities. Exploring what's going well – and what's not – is one of the most important ways to help your people to achieve their personal and organizational goals, and it can help to build successful and progressive workplaces.
At the same time, you need to make sure that your people are on board and open to feedback. This is where the CEDAR™ Feedback Model can help. It is designed to help organizations develop a culture of feedback that is built on collaboration – not "orders from above" – by encouraging people to take greater responsibility for their own career progression.
In this article, we'll explore the CEDAR Model further and explain how you can apply it in your organization.
What is the CEDAR Feedback Model?
CEDAR is a framework that can be used to structure feedback conversations in a positive way by allowing the individual – rather than the manager – to take the lead in discussions about his or her performance.