Self-aware professionals know that seeking feedback is an essential component of effective learning. It’s key to how we improve our performance – constantly thinking about how we are doing and questioning ourselves as to how we can improve.
- Feedback clarifies expectations, helps us to learn from our mistakes and build confidence. It helps us assess our professional development and identify areas that require improvement.
- It raises awareness of strengths and highlights areas for development, it motivates us to improve and enhances our performance.
- Feedback from managers, peers and reports will enables us to analyse your behaviour, attitudes, and values.
- It enables us to move forward with personal growth, professional development and career planning.
- It encourages open communication channels with managers and colleagues which will help build professional relationships.
- Feedback helps us learn from others, those who possess skills and information to help us improve our competencies and expertise. It creates a channel for us to benefit from their expertise and wisdom.
It’s a tool that helps us evaluate ourselves and our work and also how others perceive us. Remember to approach feedback with an open mind, be receptive to both positive and constructive criticism, and use it as a tool for growth and improvement. Whether in your personal or professional life, seeking feedback is a valuable habit that can contribute to your overall development and success.
We advise using the Christmas break or early 2024 to filter your contacts and decide who might be able to provide you with feedback and then, in the New Year you can use this for your personal growth! What do you have to lose?