Feedback

Feedback Needn’t Be Painful

Feedback Needn’t Be Painful

Think back to who you were 10 years ago. Where were you in your career? Did you have a professional goal for yourself? What challenges have you faced in reaching that goal?

Now fast forward to the present, and reflect upon how much you have grown. Did you get to where you are today by always performing perfectly, or did you occasionally make mistakes? And when you did make mistakes, was there someone who you could count on for honest, helpful feedback?

When Anxious is Better

When Anxious is Better

Think about a team or group you’ve worked with, academically or professionally. Chances are, there was a range of personalities on that team. Feedback likely came from within the group rather than from a boss or supervisor. The days of formal performance reviews from the boss as your sole source of feedback are dwindling. The current workplace is flatter, full of employees working together and rapidly swapping ideas and opinions. When you hear feedback from your teammates or coworkers, how do you react? Does it motivate you to improve? Or do you avoid hearing or using it?