Vol. 2018, No. 6
OK, so you give positive feedback, but is it any good?
Most of us dread having to give tough, constructive feedback—whether it’s to a peer or to someone who reports to us. We feel uncomfortable delivering it, they feel uncomfortable hearing it, and we believe that the problem lies in the fact that we’re delivering bad news to them.
But here’s the truth: While the bad news aspect of negative feedback may very well contribute to our discomfort, it’s not just about the bad news. In reality, most of us aren’t that great at giving positive feedback either! We tend to think there’s nothing to it and, therefore, that we’re naturally pretty good at it. However, when most people provide positive feedback, they do it in a way that lacks specificity and impact. Read more
Until Next week,