Feedback is fuel for self-development


Ability to collect and benefit from constructive feedback fuels development. However, receiving feedback may sometimes be emotional and hard and therefore practicing the skill of receiving feedback is often needed. There are various things to do to make receiving feedback easier.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
― Dr. Seuss
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  • Asking for feedback regularly from a mentor or a supervisor who is in the role of seeing one's actions in relation to similar people.
  • Organizing brief daily or weekly meetings for checkpoints and feedback
  • When receiving feedback in an unjust manner, ask where did this judgement come from.
  • Analyzing the emotions the feedback raised: In addition to listing the feelings, also trying to answer why did it trigger that feeling and whether it was related to the issue or not.
  • When receiving negative feedback, writing an action plan to avoid similar mistakes under similar circumstances next time.

Building the culture of constructive feedback supports team development. It is important to have courage to give feedback to others as that will guide them not only for better performance but also to do the same for you.  

How do you make sure you receive feedback on your performance in projects that are important to you?

What regular opportunities your team has to give and gather feedback?