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The Importance of Feedback

The Importance of Feedback

Providing feedback in a positive, constructive way will help your team members to maintain a positive attitude to themselves and their work. It also means that your team will continue to perform and contribute all they can to the work of your research project. Feedback should be undertaken in an objective, specific and unemotional manner and should indicate how the individual might improve their behaviour or performance.

Constructive feedback:

  • Builds on what is good
  • Plans for future development
  • Reinforces good performance
  • Helps to correct poor performance
You should give feedback on a continuous basis, and not only when things go wrong. Feedback should also be focussed and specific, and should not consist of unsubstantiated generalised comments.