Offering Constructive Feedback

Offering Constructive Feedback


As the English meaning of the word "feedback" suggests, feedback enables effective communication and represents information that feeds the person. With that :

  • Positive feedback develops self-awareness and therefore confidence in one's strengths.
  • Improvement feedback opens up new avenues for progress.

The benefits of good feedback for the recipient are

  • Becoming aware of the effect of one's behaviour or words.
  • To feel recognised by receiving signs of recognition.
  • Identify, if necessary, how to adjust one's words or actions in order to improve.
  • Enrich the relationship with the other person.

To be effective, it is important that feedback is :

  • Authentic
  • Focused on actions and not on the person
  • Factual
  • Accurate
  • Simple
  • Direct