Helpful Hints for giving Feedback

By:Beth Flynn, Monday, August 22nd, 2016
  • "Avoid sweeping statements.  Words such as 'always' and 'never' only make people angry, and defensive.
  • Focus on major responsibilities and performance standards.
  • Ask recipients to identify causes of performance problems.
  • Provide feedback frequently.
  • Discuss behaviors or results, not the person.
  • Specify what needs to be done.
  • Use both positive and negative feedback.
  • Coach rather than judge.
  • Fit feedback to the individual (p. 126)."

What other hints for giving feedback do you have?

From: London, M. (2014). The power of feedback.  New York: Routledge Publishers  


Mon, 08/22/2016 - 10:32am -- Beth Flynn

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