Now that we’ve explored the impact of feedback and how to foster it in the workplace, let’s move on to practical applications. Below, we’ll explore models and frameworks including the Four-Step Feedback Model, strategies for active listening, and the OIO (observation, impact, and opportunities) model.
Active listening is the cornerstone of the mindful feedback process. Throughout your meeting, make an effort to listen to what your team members are saying, without interrupting or thinking about the next point you want to make.
Make eye contact, repeat what your team member has said, verify if you understand what is said, ask questions, and invite them to elaborate if they would like to. For example, you could say: ‘’I understand that you would like more team collaboration with this project. Did I pick this up correctly? I would love to hear more about this from your perspective.”
After you have given your feedback, it’s important to reflect on its outcomes. An effective way to do this is by using the OIO model, which stands for observation, impact, and opportunities. At the end of your feedback meeting, you can take a moment to reflect on the following with your colleague or team members: