Top Ten Reasons Organizations Should Invite Feedback

feed·back

/ˈfēdˌbak/

noun

feedback

1. information about reactions to performance associated with products, services, systems, tools, processes, tasks, etc which is used as a basis for provider, employer and individual improvement. categories include notifications, specific information and suggestions.

2. the modification or control of a process or system by its results or effects, e.g., in a biochemical pathway or behavioral response.

3. the return of a fraction of the output signal from an amplifier, microphone, or other device to the input of the same device; sound distortion produced by this.

 

Top ten reasons to invite feedback

10. Like steam, feedback is very powerful. If you don’t capture positive feedback it quickly dissipates and is wasted. If you don’t give negative feedback a place to go, it explodes and burns.

  9. You won’t ever have to guess again.

  8.  So you don’t get blindsided

  7.  To have more answers than anyone else

  6.  If you don’t know, you can’t improve

  5.  What you don’t know, can hurt you

  4.  To make the best possible decisions

  3.  To beat the competition

  2.  It’s the best source of the best ideas

  1. Inviting feedback, just inviting it, starts making everything better

 

Next week we’ll address giving feedback.