Giving feedback is an opportunity to help others improve. It doesn’t matter if the person has done a wonderful or not-so-wonderful job. Providing honest and sincere feedback helps the other person understand what they are doing right, what needs to be corrected, and how to develop. Here are five ways to give effective feedback.
Praise in public, correct in private.
In contrast you should give corrective feedback in private. This type of discussion is often met with disagreement, hurt feelings, or dismissiveness. None of those are pretty. Better not to put these types of responses on public display.
There is no failure. Only feedback.
Talk about behavior
Fred, when you arrive early to meetings, it sets a good example and people are ready to start on time. Thank you.
Effective feedback model
So, Mary, how could you avoid this kind of mistake in the future?
Confirming corrective feedback
Say Thank You.
Giving authentic feedback by praising in public and correcting in private, focusing on behavior, being specific, confirming understanding and saying than you will enhance others’ trust in you.
That help both of you get favorable results, and lets others know you care about their development.