In a workplace, whether it’s a library or some other organization, we need rules for employees, and we need to get along and work together. Really, it’s the same as in a home and family. We need to meet certain standards of behavior.
Feedback is providing information about your reaction to a product or to a person’s actions, to be used as a basis for improvement.
Jesse Lyn Stoner once again provides us with a useful article on Criticism, Boundaries, and Useful Feedback. To get the full benefit, you’ll want to read the whole article. But for a preview, here are some of the tips she suggests for giving feedback:
- Be specific.
- Direct feedback toward behavior the receiver can do something about.
- Timing is important.
- Make sure your communication was clear.