The Feedback Mirror!
Arif ur Rehman, Professor, Pakistan
Defining criticism is crucial to understanding feedback; criticism for our purpose is the ‘art’ of making judgments or evaluations. These can either be supportive or non-supportive but in the context of real HR stewardship feedback must appear supportive even if it is a non-supportive appraisal
Herein lies the key to avoiding destructive denigration. And how does ‘the key’ work?
Very simply, if you close your fist and point your index finger at the appraisee, you’ll discover three fingers pointing towards you. You’ll then discover, as a supervisor, what attitudinal change is needed, in bringing about a fundamental adjustment in feedback relationships!