The effectiveness of feedback depends partly on those who receive it – how open and willing they are to participate in the process. As a feedback seeker you can do your part to optimize the process and make it a powerful tool for growth and progress – no matter how you define it. Here are some thoughts and tips to help you get the best out of your feedback sessions
The goal of every feedback session must be growth. The tone of every session must be empathy. A well-rounded feedback session should neither leave the individual dispirited, nor completely content with their lot. It should set them up for a period of analysis and action. It should open the person’s mind to “possibilities” and combinations they hadn’t been able to see previously. Here I share some tips for feedback providers on how to give effective feedback on creative work
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Feedback is a mirror. In an ideal case, it is a distortion-free mirror that can show you exactly where you are in your journey(craft). It does not label or judge anything as good or bad. It only sees where you are, and maybe point out the possible pitfalls in your journey. It can also offer a reality-check on what you are doing and what you “think” you are doing. And in competent hands, this process can be extremely helpful. It helps you get fresh new ideas. It helps you grow.