Feledback : Cositive Feedforward, And Positive Feedback
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No matter the type of relationship a person may be in, feedback is needed and in most cases, wanted. In amorous relationships, we seek attention and words of affirmation. In a teacher-student bond, students need to know they are doing well or where they need to improve. In the coach-player relationship, players need to hear where they went wrong in the game; but also how the five rebounds made toward the end of the game helped the team win. Feedback is essential and when used correctly, can lift an individual to higher heights.
Types of Feedback
It is essential that feedback supports a change in behavior, is given using factual information, and is given shortly after the action is noticed. (Belhaven University, n.d.) Feedback can be classified into the four types of positive, negative, negative feedforward, and positive feedforward. (Eikenberry, 2011) Let’s take a closer look at each one. Negative Feedback. Negative feedback focuses on what was done wrong and how to correct the problem. Eikenberry said it focuses on “past behavior” (Eikenberry, 2011).
One thing to remember about negative feedback is that it is a hard pill to swallow. Since this is the case, it has to be done with tact and grace so as not to tear down the individual so much they choose never to try again. Armed with this knowledge the person receiving corrective comments should look at it as an opportunity to prove he is open to growing. Hebrews 12:6-7 says this about correction, “For whom the Lord loveth he