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[EXPERIMENT] Feedback

Feedback is the return of information that is provided following an activity, process, or event.

You may have heard the quote, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” Research proves that many of us desire feedback because we want to know what’s expected and strive for improvement, yet the feedback that we want may not be clear or consistent: 

  • Research has found roughly 87 percent of employees want to “be developed” and receive feedback, but only a third report actually receiving the feedback they need to engage and improve.
  • Subjects in a study felt equally anxious offering feedback and receiving it, which might explain why so much workplace feedback — particularly in the United States — amounts to a series of polite statements, with few suggestions for improvement.

So, let’s dive into three strategies that promote effective feedback. Keep in mind, you can use these strategies in the workplace and in your personal life.

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