Feedback is a gift!
Imagine a situation where nobody else was ever able to provide you feedback unless you specifically asked for it. If others simply “giving” you feedback was no longer an option, you’d have a couple of choices.
- Simply trust that your own view of how you’re doing and how to improve is sufficient and carry on using your own judgments forever more or,
- Work out your own feedback acquisition process that ensured you requested feedback about the right things, at the right time, from the right people.
If you can create your own feedback agenda, which is being actioned weekly, it makes a huge difference to the meaning and quality of “formal feedback” meetings that typically take place once or twice a year in personal performance reviews.
Take control of feedback and you’ll really start to get the benefit of the knowledge you obtain about yourself.