5 Reasons Why You Must Provide Feedback
5 Reasons why You Must Provide Feedback
Feedback may be described as information about an action, behaviour or event either in the form of praise or criticism, provided to an individual or group for the purpose of encouragement or for it to be used for adjustment or improvement in that moment or in the future.
Feedback is generally to let people know how they’re doing. Feedback is the reaction of a person, a group of people, or an environment to the input of a person, or a group of people.
There’s always feedback no matter what you are doing. Whether it’s the a customer’s comment about the products and services of a business or the response of a potential employer after an interview; feedback is a constant part of life, in every aspect. This is because feedback is important; it helps people know whether they are on the wrong or right course and possibly, how to get better.
As a leader or mentor, giving feedback should not be optional if the aim to get the best out of your team or to help your mentee achieve the best.
Here are 5 reasons why feedback is important from a leader
It shows you’re listening
Knowing that you’re interested is a source of encouragement and also caution on its own. Team members or mentees receive a kind of compliment from knowing that you are truly interested. Apart from that, it helps them judge how well you listened and their response will help you improve on listening and paying attention
It is a source of education
When you give feedback, you often give information that recipients are not aware of and you give suggestions. This is an invaluable form of learning that your team member or mentee might not get anywhere else.
It is a source of motivation
Feedback when it is positive is a boost for motivation and even when it is negative, if done properly done, may provide an energy and determination to do better.
It will improve performance
Since its primary aim is to give a review of previous activities and let people how their doing, feedback often improves performance. Whether positive or negative, it is always a call for improvement; to build on the good and mend the not-so-good.
Giving feedback will give you feedback
Whenever you give feedback as a leader or mentor, you will often get your feedback in return. Whether directly or indirectly, you get a verdict on how well you listen, how well you have communicated ideas, how well you manage issues, etc. When you give feedback, you will also get feedback on areas that may need improve even though it may not be explicit.