Feedback is a fundamental part of any growth and learning strategy for teams or for individuals. Without it we end up suffering from the American Idol complex, or we simply don’t improve. In software we call this the retrospective. It happens after every iteration of the software, which could take a bunch of different forms but in general covers the areas of things that went well, what could have gone better, and what we might try next time. Usually management is not there. This is an excellent example of a filter. The topic was feedback and Agile says “filter the management because it raises fears, thus squelching real dialog.”
But what about LifeSparcs and the HappyWisdom way? What should we consider when getting feedback. Check out this post and you’ll see the four types of feedback and how to deal with each.