The fear of feedback is real. Anyone who has been on the receiving end knows how anxiety-inducing it can be. At the same time, you need frequent inputs on your performance to course-correct and edge closer to your goals.
By Embracing Feedback, you can make things easier for yourself. Dive in to master the art of seeking and receiving feedback. Instead of avoiding criticism, take it in your stride and incorporate it into your behavior. You’ll end up with higher self-awareness and an open channel of communication with your bosses.
Thrive Skills are an essential set of cognitive, social and behavioral skills to enable our learners to continuously succeed, at every stage of their career.
Feedback is part and parcel of a professional’s career. Whether it’s receiving feedback from managers, peers or clients, professionals will encounter multiple situations where they will have to embrace feedback. Embracing feedback is a must-have Thrive Skill as it teaches individuals how to seek, receive and act on feedback.
The importance of accepting feedback at work is that it adds value to a professional’s work life. It’s a way for them to discover their strengths, identify their weaknesses and take active steps to improve. Embracing Feedback is a skill that helps professionals build self-awareness. It also leads to honest conversations about work. To improve, one has to first understand what needs improving. Accepting feedback is the first step toward career growth.
Some examples of accepting feedback at work include a performance management cycle that ensures honest, two-way feedback, daily catch-ups between managers and teams for regular updates and engaging in training and development programs to improve skills and abilities.
Professionals must learn how to take feedback constructively to grow, learn and be their best selves. There are several ways to embrace feedback. Some of these are asking for feedback by taking initiative, making a note of feedback and acting on it and communicating with seniors who are in supervisory roles. These are some ways to take feedback constructively to help professionals achieve transformative outcomes at work.
Harappa programs that focus on Embracing Feedback as a Thrive Skill are the Young Talent Bootcamp, First Time Manager Program and Inspiring Faculty Program.
Other Thrive Skills under COLLABORATE are Decoding Ambiguity, Being Dependable, Win-Win Negotiation, Navigating Conflict and Skillful Teamwork.