As a small business owner, you know how important your team is. At Keeping Your Balance, we support and encourage healthy feedback. We understand no one likes being at the receiving end of ambiguous and non-specific feedback such as "this is not right" or "I'm not feeling it." Ineffective feedback will shut down all motivation. However, here are some tips on giving feedback in the form of an easy to remember acronym, ASK:
Define a clear course of action for each suggestion you make. Clearly ask for what you want and specify the priority level of each request. Keep deadlines in mind when suggesting changes and allow for enough time to address feedback.
The person receiving feedback should be able to easily take away what needs to be changed. Present feedback in a manner that allows someone to easily interpret what your suggestions mean, for example, adding feedback directly on a screenshot or print out.
Phrase feedback in a way that empowers the individual. If there are any hurdles prohibiting him/her from addressing your feedback, knock them out. You want this person to feel energized and ready.
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