Dr. Ethan Burris, PhD

Professor of Management, McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Ethan Burris, PhD, is a professor of management at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is also the department chair and the Director of the Center for Leadership and Ethics. Dr. Burris’ research pioneered the idea and analysis of employee voice, and his work has been published in several prestigious journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, and Journal of Applied Psychology. Dr. Burris and his work have also been featured in Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
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Quote marks There are certain things that are half-hearted attempts that, on the surface, seem like a good way to get feedback from your employees. Leaders must start functional conversations in their organizations where the person on the receiving end is going to do something useful with employee ideas.
Formal and informal feedback is essential to every company’s growth. While most companies have these frameworks for giving and receiving feedback in place, not many are effective or utilized by managers. This flight plan will help you surface insights from your team members in order to evaluate current feedback avenues and identify potential changes to employee development mechanisms.
Suggested Questions
Types of Insights

Employee changes to formal feedback mechanisms

Improvements to feedback processes

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