A Friend in Need

Say, you are dressed for an occasion, the first thing you do is to rush to a full length mirror or turn to your friend beside. Why? You are curious to know how you look. This is psychology of perception. You want to make sure that you are presentable.The curio of ‘How Am I Doing’ is found in the business context too; where they call it the feedback.

Why Feed Back?

In the business scenariofeedback is sought afterby the organisation and the employees. In either case, the aim is to generate constructive criticism so that necessary improvements can be implemented.

Individual Feedback

Workplace surveys consistently show that employees crave information about how they could improve their performance. A McKinsey survey of 12,000 managers indicated they look for insightful feedback as a prelude to career development but only 5% of them got it.

Why are the Feedback Givers Hesitant?

Some common reasons identified are:-

  • Fear of inviting the ire ( Superior)
  • Fear of discomfort the other person might face.
  • Fear that the receiver may disapprove.
  • Fear of the receiver becoming unfriendly.
  • Fear of the receiver taking revenge.


“A Friend in need is a friend indeed” they say. The best way you can help your colleague is to give him / her a candid feedback.  Let your friend not go around with a splotch stain on back of his shirt any more.

Learners’ Opportunity     

The power of workplace feedback comes from the fact that it can change certain behaviours.For more details check our program @https://online.ifheindia.org/

Discussion Question        

Do you support receiving feedback in your professional / personal life? Recall one incident wherein feedback has provided you a better outcome.

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Source Article Michael Blanding-Why People Crave Feedback—and Why We’re Afraid to Give It-Harvard Business School Newsletter-