Effective Feedback Conversation

Barriers To Effective Feedback Conversation

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” – Bill Gates It’s true that feedback helps us improve and become better at what we do. Unfortunately, this depends on the success of a feedback conversation. Not all feedback is taken positively and a number of factors influence how a feedback discussion will affect the person …

Feedback in the Workplace

The Importance Of Creating A Workplace Where People Feel Safe To Give And Receive Feedback

The key to being able to give and receive effective feedback is to create a psychologically safe environment at work where people feel accepted and respected. Amy Edmondson (Harvard University) describes a psychologically safe environment as “one exuding a sense of confidence that the team will not embarrass, reject or punish someone for speaking up”. It takes courage to speak …

Dealing with Criticism

How To Deal With Criticism Effectively – Do Women Need to Become Thick Skinned

Research shows that women are more sensitive to criticism than men. The reason for this is probably because women are more capable of reading others’ emotions and can sense even the subtlest criticism. Now, this is not a bad thing, especially if you can use that criticism to improve and grow yourself. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Our …