Feedback is either given or requested. Or completely accidental sometimes. So the point of this post: do we need it professionally speaking? Yes, we do! But how often? It depends…
I was recently asked a lot about feedback. Whether I need it or request it in order to keep going. Yep, once in a while, at least once a year I do. It also depends on the position and the entourage that provides you with it.
And if I don’t request it, it’s because I am left with auto-feedback which works fine as far as I am concerned. I do not particularly bask in the glory of positive feedback because that’s pretty inherent: you know when you’re doing things right. You don’t need to have an echo of it.
But what about negative feedback? I need that far more because you get to build on it and advance. With positive feedback you may get stuck and sleep on it. Negative feedback pushes you forth.