We don’t wait until the annual performance review to give feedback. You never want to have a surprise. This is especially important with millennial workers, who really want feedback. They want to always be learning, always be growing, and they’re looking for that constant feedback. It’s not that they’re looking for constant praise, but rather they want to keep score. They want to know how they’re doing.
Jeff Lawson, as quoted in Adam Bryant, “When Ideas Collide, Don’t Duck”, The New York Times (9 March 2014), BU2.