3 Reasons Why Taking Feedback Is Important



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Whether you are a student who is exceptionally good at your academics or you are an employee who hit the target long before the deadline, you are still short of ‘something.’ 

The ‘something’ which the majority discard or ignore should not be. Its impacts are known in long-term. Failure to monitor this ‘something’ may cause boredom and fatigue later which you are excited and enthusiastic about at present. 

The ‘something’ is nothing but an opportunity. Is that the thing I was setting the stage for? No! AN OPPORTUNITY! That’s right! You may be the best at what you do now, and you may be or are proud of it. But imagine if you could improve more on what you do. That will sound either impossible or evoke curiosity within you.

Impossible- because you might not be looking at things in a long-term perspective and curious because you care about your long-term progress but clueless about how to do so. If you are in some third category which is not mentioned above, then welcome to the world of feedback and its importance.

Look around you. Look at the people around you. Yes! Just ask them how to improve! Simple, right? But why should you ask them? Well, that's called taking feedbacks. 

Some say constructive feedback. I believe all feedbacks are constructive and those we misinterpret as non-constructive feedbacks are some form of criticisms which are not bad either. Criticisms are also constructive at times but one needs to be picky to separate them from genuine ones. 

Sources of feedbacks can be teachers, peers, co-workers, bosses and who not. Even your friends. All you need to focus is to absorb the right content from the feedbacks you receive that can potentially help you transform.

So, coming back to the question – Why should you take feedbacks regularly? Here are three reasons why you should do so!

1. Open-Mindedness

Feedbacks help us look at things from another person's perspective and can help you get a 360-degree view on your activities and tasks. This empathetic component of feedbacks guides you to become more open-minded in your subsequent tasks and work.

The more open-minded you are, the more innovative and creative you become, and you start thinking from an aerial set-up rather than a single vision. Feedbacks are therefore extremely important to make you think openly or freely and find areas of improvement that can broaden the bandwidth of knowledge.

Always ensure that when you are analysing feedback given by someone from their point of view and not to take it as an offence.

2. Growth

Another benefit of feedbacks is that it helps you grow. Growth in terms of whatever you are currently doing and for whatever you have taken the feedbacks. Growth is essential and feedbacks can help you grow in a much faster pace.

By understanding the right areas to improve, you can use your other areas of strengths to complement your areas to improve. This can increase your expertise in the current type of tasks and learn new kinds of skills. 

Consider those recommendations and suggestions from others as booster doses of what you are good at and can help you gain a piece of comprehensive knowledge on the same. 


3. Adaptability


We have heard that change is the only thing that should not be changed over time. That’s true indeed. Until and unless you make an effort to make some changes in your routine positively, things get monotonous and may fail in long-term.


To cope-up with changes, it is important to set a positive foundation to adapt with and respond to the change. Feedbacks help you nurture your adaptive nature and help you get seasoned with changes soon. 


Incorporating the improvements as per the feedback received can help you gain confidence when you need to encounter changes that are deeper and more challenging.


Endnote:


A task is never done until and unless you have taken the feedback and analysed it thoroughly! Make sure you take regular periodic feedbacks from relevant and trusted sources and implement the suggestions in a way that can add value to you.


Written by – Arun S.

Edited by - Ivanova







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