We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”
– Bill Gates
It takes humility to seek feedback, It takes wisdom to understand it, analyze it and appropriately act on it.
— Stephen Covey
Before we move on to how to give and receive feedback, first we must understand what is feedback.
Feedback is communication of information about behavior or performance in a way that enables receivers to use it to their advantage and benefit.
Broadly feedback is classified in three types:
- Positive: affirming comments about past behavior. Focuses on behavior that was successful and should be continued.
- Negative: describes a perceived negative behavior, without proposing a resolution.
- Constructive: highlights how a person could do better next time; needs to be delivered sensitively.
How to give Feedback:
Here is the simple yet very effective and proven methods of developing social skills:
— Learn people’s name :- We feel really good if in the second meeting people remember our name and address us with our name. Remembering the name of the person is very important thing.
— Encourage others to talk about themselves:- When you speak, you say what you know, but when you listen you will definitely learn something new.
— Interrupt less:- The best appreciation we can give a person is ‘attentive and interesting listening’. So be a Good Listener.
— Ask questions where people can answer much more than simple “Yes” or “No”
— listen with intent to learn and understand:- we often listen to reply not to understand, but if we listen to understand we can develop good relationship.
— promote others good work :– So if you like this post you can share this and drop your favorite post in comment section so that I can read your post.
All Communication problems are due to the reason that we do not listen to UNDERSTAND. we listen to REPLY..!!!
Make a careful list of things done to you that you disliked. Don’t do them to others, ever. Make another list of things done to you that you loved. Do them to others always. Beautiful quotes on life.. Relationship is possible only when 2 egos are dropped! Otherwise four person are involved- 2 Real