Negative or corrective feedback

The aim of feedback is to improve the behavior of the other person to bring out the best out of themselves and, therefore, achieve the improvement of the entire team. Therefore, feedback cannot be limited to only positive aspects.
Negative feedback is a fundamental part of learning and growth and focuses on areas of improvement for an employee or a team.
In an organizational culture that tolerates errors and where communication is constructive, there will be the necessary confidence to talk about weaknesses and what needs to be improved or changed.
Tips for giving negative feedback:
  • Act in a respectful and sincere manner.
  • Promote self-assessment.
  • Don't disguise negative feedback with flattery.
  • Find the root of the problem.
  • Negative feedback is more effective immediately after perceiving the problem, preventing it from getting worse.
  • Listen carefully.
  • Explain the negative feedback within the framework of the positive result that you want to achieve as a team. This way, the employee will always know the positive impact that they could achieve by working differently.


We also talk about it in our blog:
Do we know how to give negative feedback?
Do we know how to give negative feedback?

It's often said that we learn more from our mistakes than from our successes. Nevertheless, discussing our errors with others requires an extra dose of psychology and reflection. These tips can help us approach our mistakes from a constructive perspective.

The influence of positive feedback
The influence of positive feedback

Many studies have verified the effectiveness of feedback in aspects such as teaching or sports. Also in the business sphere, both with our customers and with our employees, feedback -especially positive feedback- has a motivating and implicating power that we should not miss out on.

Tips for effective Feedback
Tips for effective Feedback The difference between giving feedback and giving effective feedback makes all the difference in successful organizations. Taking care of every detail in the feedback will make your team always open to receive and give feedback, and to have a healthy and trusting culture.