As we progress through our careers, we learn the value of receiving feedback from peers and managers to ensure we improve and grow. Feedback helps us identify weaknesses, strengths, and mistakes – ultimately setting us up for success.
How we ask for feedback, deliver it, and interpret it influences the effectiveness. This article from Harvard Business Review provides a fresh take on getting the most out of others’ input, and it’s a simple phrasing change.
“People received more effective input when they asked for advice rather than feedback.”
Here’s the difference based on four studies examined in the article:
- Advice: Reviewers who were asked for advice “offered more critical and actionable input” and “more frequently contained detailed explanations of what worked and what didn’t.”
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