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3 Giving and receiving feedback positively

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As part of your new job, you’ll need to get to grips with the idea of giving feedback to others on their performance—normally as part of a performance appraisal—as well as receiving it about your own. Most people dread even the idea of it and assume that the experience will be a negative and uncomfortable one.

It doesn’t have to be like that, though—feedback is, in fact, a gift. If you’re giving feedback, your main motivation is usually to see people change their behaviour for the better, or to help them make the most of their potential. Feedback is rarely given maliciously and it can genuinely help

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