- April 28, 2023
Onsite feedback and remote feedback cannot be approached in the same way. The physical distance of remote feedback sessions makes it more difficult for the giver and receiver to perceive nonverbal reactions, such as body language.
For this reason, it is even more important that you have a strong, trustful relationship. Trust is the key to making sure the feedback message is received objectively and not emotionally.
Not possible to set the physical environment of the meeting (e.g. coffee walks or choosing meeting spaces). Prevent misunderstanding or harsh feelings by stating your takeaways at the end of a feedback session:
Giving feedback to a leader or manager can be nerve-wracking. You may be afraid of feeling awkward or having your words be misconstrued. If you don’t know how to deliver essential critique to managers, you might end up keeping it to yourself, to the detriment of your and your team’s mission.
Being proactive and effective isn’t always comfortable, especially when it comes to giving feedback. Being aware of the challenges that come with giving feedback can be beneficial to both giver and receiver.