How to Deal with Negative Feedback at Work
times when humans receive feedback that conflicts with their self-image, they
tend to suffer the severe disorientation and psychological anarchy therefore
they but up ego defenses mechanism to help them overcome such experiences
vDon’t take your professional life personally
matter how invested you are in what you do, it pays to remember that you are
not your job. It’s easy to take negative feedback related to your performance
as a personal attack, but it’s healthier to acknowledge your emotions and put
them aside trying not to react defensively is not always a wise decision.
vDevelop your emotional intelligence
intelligence (EQ) refers to the ability to recognize and effectively manage
your colleagues’ workplace behaviors, and is an important factor in workplace
it’s difficult, it is important to push yourself to be positive about the
criticism and maintain respect for all parties. Listen to what the person is
saying and really try to understand where it is that they’re coming from.
Ensure that you take suggestions about how you could rectify the situation. Be
ready to hear and accept your weaknesses.
Chance to Clarify
never a bad idea to circle back with him or her after a few days or weeks and
say something like, “Based on my evaluation, here are the three major points I
understand I need to improve on, and here is what I understand that I do well
and should continue to do. There is one point you mentioned that concerns me a
bit, and here’s why.” The person giving you the feedback will appreciate that
you’ve taken the time to analyze it and that you are crystal clear on the steps
you should take to improve in the future.
Don’t Dwell on It
you get caught up by negative feedback caught, pointing to a flaw that makes
you self-conscious, or was of personal nature chances are you’re going to feel
bad about it. That’s totally normal. You should allow yourself a period of time
to work through the feelings it stirs up, you should also commit to letting
vAlways show quick initiative.
the feedback is not wrong, the best thing you can do moving forward is come up
with a plan to fix the problem. Take initiative and show you care about
improving. “If you want to continue to grow in your career, either within your
current company or with another, you should respond back to your supervisor
within a couple of day
vDon’t rush to react
should try to think of upsetting or surprising information as helpful and a
productive data that way we would be able to keep calm why we work with the
information and also strive to see the bigger picture, it helps us put feedback
in its proper perspective. Then and only then should we decide how to respond.