WHAT IS FEEDBACK?
It is a response or reaction to a particular process or message.
WHY MUST WE SEEK FEEDBACK?
No one is perfect. We all have our flaws and weaknesses that, most of the time, can only be pointed out by others around us. If we can seek feedback before others tell us, it would allow an accelerated self-improvement process that would only further develop ourselves personally and professionally.
HOWEVER, WHY DO WE USUALLY NOT SEEK FEEDBACK?
Pride! Pride! Pride! This is the one thing that keeps us from asking for feedback or advice. Pride is a double-edged sword. It can inhibit us if it does not allow us to improve ourselves by exposing our blindspots. This is more pertinent when we operate in an intact team, where the habitual blindspots of each team member may jeopardise relationships in the long run.
THEN WHY SHOULD WE GIVE FEEDBACK?
As one practices seeking feedback, one should also practice giving feedback. This perpetual cycle reinforces relationships and strengthens them for long- term rewards and mutual benefits.
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