Sooner or later, any
one who takes an organization behavior course at college, or attends
a professional development program on supervision or interpersonal
communication, is exposed to 1 flip chart or 1 PowerPoint slide
titled "The Rules of Effective Feedback".
If we are lucky, we may even to practice these skills in a short
role play or two during the program
Yet giving effective feedback is
one of the most essential skills for working effectively with others.
Most of us never receive any substantial training in how to maximize
the return from this skill. We never really get a chance to thoroughly
develop our feedback skills. Yet we give feedback each day in
our activities as managers, consultants, team
workers and departmental
This 1 day program concentrates on expanding each participant's feedback skills.
It places feedback into a number of analytical contexts that allow
us to adapt how we do it to the needs of the situation. It gives
us the opportunity to practice giving feedback, so that we we beyond
conceptual awareness of a list of rules, to actual abilities that
we can use each day back on-the-job. It allows us to understand
the differences between giving feedback in teamwork and in performance
- Feedback Skills Self Inventory
- The Role of Feedback in an Organization
- Models Revel ant to Giving Effective Feedback
- A Framework for Giving Feedback in a One-On-One Situation
- A Framework for Giving Feedback in a Team Situation
- Do's and Don't For Giving Feedback
- Do's and Don't For Receiving Feedback
- Developing Effective Feedback Skills
- Being Aware of Content and Process
- Managing the Time Line
- Using "I" Statements
- Being "Empathic"
- Managing Your Own "Triggers"
- Moving from Positions to Interests
- Acknowledging the Roles that are Active in Feedback Conversations
- Balancing Who Says Most with Constructiveness and After the
- Pausing, and Choosing What To Do Next
The program includes several case histories and role plays. The
facilitators dialogue with the sponsoring organization before the
program to ensure that the content of these is representative of
the typical dynamics that occur in the organization.