In this video, learn why people are psychologically programmed to focus in on negative feedback rather than positive feedback, and how to mitigate for this when delivering feedback effectively.
- Why is it that sometimes when we receive…feedback stating what we're doing well…and then what we can do to improve,…we immediately fixate on what we need…to do to get better not what we're already good at?…It turns out we're psychologically programmed…to focus on the negative feedback.…We have a natural negativity bias.…There are two different systems for negative…and positive stimuli in our brains.…
And the part that detects negative experiences…uses two-thirds of the energy to look…for negative experiences.…Compared to one-third of energy we use…to process positive experiences.…Once our brains start to look for bad news,…that information is stored into our long term memory…much quicker than positive experiences.…This is actually a really clever system…when you're in danger.…
If you think back to the days of cavemen,…humans had to be on high alert for danger.…Predators, rivals, and extreme weather.…When this process isn't so useful is when you're looking…to improve your performance.…You're not in survival mode.…
Watch this course to learn how to give and receive high-quality feedback. Whether it's with peers, managers, colleagues, team members, friends, or family, the same principles apply across the board. Author Gemma Leigh Roberts shows how to give effective feedback, ask for feedback, and use the responses you receive as a tool to improve personal performance. These tips will help lead you into a cycle of continuous development, and a growth mindset that can help propel your career and your relationships forward.
- Getting comfortable asking for feedback
- Overcoming blind spots
- Creating a growth mindset
- Giving effective and unbiased feedback