When developing ideas, try not to use ‘but’. Instead trigger building on the previous idea with ‘and’.
How this helps you
A few simple communication tricks help you being open for feedback and create an environment where everyone can contribute. These tricks are particularly helpful when brainstorming or in the develop stage. ‘Yes but..’ blocks any further discussion, where as ‘Yes and’ opens the discussion for exploration into what might be possible.
What is it?
When done in the right way and with the right intentions, feedback communication is the road too greatness. Employees, partners and colleagues have to know what they are doing well and not so well. Share your thoughts and suggestions in a way that it builds on an existing idea. It forces you subconsciously to think of how you can make things better rather than focusing on what you believe is wrong or missing.
How does it relate?
Applying a mode of constructive feedback helps to look forward. That way you can maintain certain momentum in development cycles and this will help you to progress towards your goals.
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