When receiving feedback at work, think about processing it with support from the feedback giver, colleagues, a reliable coach or mentor. Trying to make sense of feedback on your own and by yourself means you may miss some insights, including positive ones.
One of the most intrinsically valuable things you can get for yourself at work is feedback. Each person has a valid and unique perspective on you that is worth knowing. Hearing feedback and understanding how to process it can help you thrive in your career.
To help avoid and manage conflict at work, we can openly discuss and define the meaning of important concepts, in both words and in operation. Misunderstandings are less likely to occur and people are able to act with more awareness and mindful cooperation.
Sometimes it's a good idea to edit and censor your inner-dialogue when talking to people at work. Other times, sharing the background points around what you are thinking and in relation to how you are reasoning can provide clarity and promote understanding.
The Workplace Weekly Tips Series is focused on healthy workplace functioning and professional development. All material is authored by Cori Lambert unless explicitly stated otherwise. Authentic Consulting and Counselling is located in West Perth, Greater Perth Area.