Input from others, both at home and work, is essential for my growth and development. I ask for feedback on my performance. I welcome honest and helpful suggestions.
I listen with an open mind. If I feel tense, I take a deep breath and relax. I focus on the message rather than the messenger. I search for valid points even if I disagree. I write down notes and questions to help me process new information.
I apply what I learn. I use feedback to make positive changes and elevate my performance. I express my thanks. I am grateful for the opportunity to see things from a perspective different from my own.
I focus on being helpful when I give feedback.
I act promptly. I share feedback on a regular basis rather than waiting for annual reviews or formal meetings. I choose an appropriate setting. I praise others in public and raise sensitive subjects in private.
I use specific language. I prepare what I need to say. I focus on actions instead of personalities. I provide examples and descriptions. I encourage two-way discussions.
I make positive observations too. I let others know that I admire their strengths and recognize their achievements.
Today, I give and receive thoughtful and timely feedback that helps myself and others to reach our goals as we build mutually supportive relationships.
1. Why is it sometimes difficult to give and receive feedback?
2. What is the difference between feedback and advice?
3. What can I do to create a feedback-friendly culture in my workplace?