By giving the gift of feedback, we can grow together...


Feedback is a good thing- For example, several of us have offered feedback that the original photo included here was disturbing, and improvements were made!  Ok, all joking aside- Seriously, feedback is an incredibly valuable gift that enables us to grow as individuals and as a team.

Submitting this form will send your feedback directly to Marcie. Your input will be anonymous. Once you have submitted the form, you can fill it out again for another co-worker.

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Constructive feedback is an important part of our MSI culture, by encouraging a supportive atmosphere and the mindset of continuous improvement. We are all hard working and dedicated to do our best. The goal of peer review is to provide a clear picture of how each member, and thus our whole team, is doing, what we are doing well, and what we can do to improve. Through this process, MSI will be able to develop a picture of our team’s performance, embrace our strengths and weaknesses in order to improve, and reinforce a culture of supporting continuous improvement in each other and our team.

Giving feedback: Constructive feedback is information-specific, issue-focused, and based on observations. It comes in two varieties: Praise and criticism are both personal judgments about a performance effort or outcome, with praise being a favorable judgment and criticism, an unfavorable judgment. Both can be uncomfortable to give; and both are equally important. Usually the harder it is to say, the more important it is to be heard.

Some tips for good feedback: • Be specific- list the behavior and how it impacts the team or MSI’s outcomes • State observations, not interpretations- observations are descriptions of what occurred. Interpretations are your analysis or opinion of what you observed • Offer suggestions for improvement • Focus on behaviors and not the person • Encourage the desired future behavior, rather than focus on the past • Give recommendations on how to improve

Receiving Feeback: A healthy way to think about constructive feedback is like a piece of clothing: try it on for a bit. If it fits keep it. If not, get rid of it. Try to notice if you feel defensive as that is valuable awareness. Feedback is an important tool for reaching our best potential in the most efficient way possible.