Giving and receiving feedback is not always easy. Have you ever received a comment about your work that gave you a lump in the throat? Or perhaps you have been on the other side, trying to help a colleague, by pointing out weaknesses in their work, and then they take it personally and start defending themselves instead of listening?
By understanding and implementing a few fundamental principles, feedback can become something you don’t have to dread. It can be something to look forward to instead. Read along to learn more!
First, it’s important to remember why you’d want to comment on others’ work. No, it’s not to make you look smart or humiliate your colleague. It’s to make the product better, together. Always keep this in mind!