Feedback can be a sticky subject. It’s sometimes hard to give, uncomfortable to receive, but can ultimately have huge implications around success and growth at work.
Data shows that even though women request the same amount of feedback as men, women are given less feedback and less specific feedback than their male colleagues. This can impact a variety of factors around their success at work, including their ability to get promotions and move up in the ranks.
To learn about their experience of feedback in the workplace, Booz Allen’s Chief Diversity Officer Marlene Aquino led a conversation with Facebook’s Global Civil Partnerships Manager Crystal Patterson and Hatch Apps Founder and Vinetta Project DC Board Chair Amelia Friedman. Together, they discussed not only how to ask for and receive feedback needed to grow your career, but also how to effectively give feedback to your team. Here are their top tips: