Despite the best intentions of the feedback provider, their high skill levels and even high quality – unless the receiver is ready to receive, it does not matter. Mitigate this by using some of these practical strategies and considering how we might increase the capacity, readiness and disposition of receiving feedback.
Tom Barrett discusses a number of impacts on the success of feedback. One particular focus is timing. Barrett provides some strategies to support this, including designing the actual process and creating early opportunities. He also links to his new guide to improving feedback. It is interesting to consider this alongside the discussion of and .