Giving Effective Feedback

Effective Feedback Is...

  • given for a good reason

  • specific and descriptive

  • relevant

  • about behavior that can be changed

  • given at appropriate time (usually right after observation but in appropriate setting)

  • open to discussion

  • a balance of positive and negative

How to Provide Effective Feedback

  • Do not attempt to give feedback until you have established the correct climate: a strong, trusting relationship.

  • Explain that the purpose of feedback is to share perceptions of what is currently working, not working, and to try to improve and learn.

  • Give feedback only after using good listening skills to understand the other's perspective.