Feedback is present in the lives of all professionals, regardless of area of activity or position. He is the one who says how the employee’s performance is in the company, what are the strengths and characteristics that need to improve in order to have a good performance. At the beginning of your career, the return may seem daunting, but in reality, it is an impulse to help you reach even better opportunities.
So that you can listen, learn and use feedback to grow professionally, check out some tips to better understand this resource used by managers.
What is the feedback?
Feedback is a corporate practice in which the manager or person in charge of the human resources sector talks to a candidate or employee to assess performance, motivate or encourage the improvement of skills that are not yet used or are in low income.
Conversations can be positive, bringing out the highlights of a person, or negative, addressing aspects that should be improved. Both can be seen as constructive, as they make the professional see where they should improve and which path they must follow to reach the job they want. For this, it is essential to respect the manager during the feedback and understand his and the company’s point of view. From there, if necessary, it is important to reflect and find ways to correct the flaws (if any) and maintain the positives.
The ideal is for companies to establish a routine of conversations with employees, so that they are constantly evolving. In addition, it is important to remember that the feedback must be mutual, that is, the company does it for the employee and the employee does it for the company or the manager.
The practice, when constant, can bring countless benefits:
- contributes to the professionals’ self-esteem;
- improves performance, since people can correct the negative points;
- contributes to the sense of belonging of professionals;
- motivates employees, who feel challenged to improve;
- establishes a relationship of trust and partnership between the company and the employee;
- encourages dialogue between people;
- makes the work environment healthier and more mature.
What can you learn from receiving feedback?
Feedback is not a big head. If you know how to deal with it in a mature way, you will understand that it is a real incentive for your growth. See what you can learn by having a conversation with your manager.
Identify your strengths
With feedback, you hear from your manager what your strengths are and can improve them more and more. These aspects can help you to reach new work positions in the company and even in a new area of activity.
Know which points should improve
You should not be afraid of negative feedback, as it can help you identify the points where you are not performing well and seek solutions for them.
The opportunities in the company become clearer
By knowing its profile, the company can enable a growth plan according to its skills and its development.
Know which way to go to grow
Knowing your skills and points for improvement helps you trace a faster way to achieve your goals since you know exactly what to improve and what to study.
If you know your professional profile and know where you want to go, it is easier to find the motivation to carry out this challenge. The constant search for being a better professional also helps to maintain focus and persistence.
The company trusts you more
By maintaining a true and respectful dialogue with the company and the manager, you feel more secure and the company starts to trust you more because it knows you are on their side.