How often do we ask for feedback? If your answer is ‘never’ or ‘not a lot’ then it may be worth thinking about the reasons why. A lot of people take the stance that no news is good news, therefore if they’re not asking for feedback and aren’t receiving any then they must be doing a good job because they’d soon be told otherwise.
Feedback is valuable information that can be used to make important decisions. Top performing companies are such because they consistently search for ways to make their best even better. Effective feedback has benefits for the giver, the receiver, and the wider organisation. It can motivate employees to improve their job performance by enhancing ability, encouraging effort, and acknowledging results. If included in a managerial strategy and given consistently, effective feedback can reduce employee mistakes, enhance performance and increase efficiency within the workplace.
At Wattam Kirby Mee we are always receptive to peer and client feedback, in fact it has helped shape several decisions made within the business. I recently received some unprompted feedback from Adrian Mee which came with an element of construct, but mostly observation on my attitude within the workplace. It meant a lot to me as Adrian proactively gave me this feedback and it was great to see how he valued my contribution.
In essence, if we can all gain something from asking for and providing feedback why wouldn’t we do more of it? We may hear positive things we weren’t aware of, and there may be the odd bit of constructive criticism, but don’t we all want to offer the best version of ourselves?… I urge you, make some time to share your thoughts and ask others for theirs.
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