Asking for feedback takes effort
It's not always easy to get the feedback that you need from your team. Firstly there's the challenge of building up the courage to ask for it, then there's the issue of actually getting people to respond. There are a few tips that can really help you to make those feedback requests and to gather feedback more successfully from your team members.
Firstly, think about what you'll ask and how: Don't be too general ("can you give me some feedback on how I'm doing"), it's better to ask a specific question "I'm trying to improve the quality of our team meetings, I'd really appreciate some feedback on what's working and what I could do better".
It's a good place to start, and the further tips below should help you to successfully gather tips from your team. Most importantly of all, remember to keep your cool if you don't like what you hear, and reflect before reacting, then show what you will do to make things better.
We include feedback in both our Management development and our Leadership development programmes, we can also deliver in-depth training on giving and receiving feedback as a standalone module, get in touch with us if you'd like to know more.