Thanks for the Feedback
Our team has recently discovered this fabulous book, recommended by Meredith Monk from Folio Collaborative. The authors outline the 3 types of feedback we all need and receive as human beings: appreciation, coaching, and evaluation.
None of these concepts are new, but the clarification of each one, as well as the interconnectedness of them are providing important insights for us. Just the summary from Chapter 1 alone has given us great fodder for discussion and reflection.
“Feedback” is really three different things, with different purposes:
Appreciation – motivates and encourages.
Coaching – helps increase knowledge, skill, ability, capability, growth, or raises feelings in the relationship.
Evaluation – tells you where you stand, aligns expectations, and informs decision making.
We need all three, but often talk at cross-purposes.
Evaluation is the loudest and can drown out the other two. (And all coaching includes a bit of evaluation.)
Be thoughtful about what you need and what you’re being offered, and get aligned.