The feedback framework
So recently in my current company, I went through a mid-year review process, and here is what I loved about it.
It is encouraged to provide feedback based on tasks, actions, and results so that we can quantify the progress made. This focuses on the impact over time spent working.
It is also encouraged to document the feedback received and the points covered in the discussion with the manager. This is where the manager talks about the good and the not so good aspects of your work.
This is a simple excel sheet where you mention your goals, self-assessment, and action items to finish it. Here you can provide a self-declared deadline that you intend to follow.
This was the best part of the review. This was divided into
- Technical Skills
- Organization building
- Interpersonal Skills
Now, let's say there is a list of items which is needed of you based on your role. You can use that list as items in the goal sheet.
So you should write your action items as objective as possible, i.e. I will understand JS and write two blog posts based on it and create one YouTube video.
This type of articulating the action items is awesome and seems so achievable.
This is where you and your manager get together and once every 3 months to do a follow up on the goal sheet, just to review how much progress you made and update the goal sheet if needed.
I have definitely liked the feedback process and you can use this framework you improve in your own life as well. Let me know what you think in the comment section.