Give or receive meaningful feedback in less time than it takes to make a soft-boiled egg?
A consulting colleague and I facilitated a group recently where we did exactly that.
And they found it valuable, fascinating and (at times) emotional.
We used the Situation-Behaviour-Impact © feedback model in 90 seconds each to share:
They were timed. And despite working in 2 languages, few people were still talking when the timer went off.
It was intense. It was hugely valuable.
So, if you’re telling yourself that quality feedback takes too much time, you’re kidding yourself.
You may already know that feedback is a hot topic for me. So much so, I have written a guide on the topic that you can access here.
Generally, people don’t request feedback often enough. Give it often enough. Or get anything of quality that they can actually use.
It’s a common complaint.
So (with appropriate upfront agreement), perhaps you can introduce the 90-second rule in your team? Using the SBI feedback model to keep it pithy, tight and focussed.
The group in the exercise had been working together for a while and already had some ground rules about honest feedback. So, maybe dip your toe in the water with some 121s and build it from there.
And we can all use this trick right now when I think about:
So, make the next conversation a valuable one.
You’ve got 90-seconds, off you go!