Fab Friday: The Everyday Feedback Model

On this Fab Friday, we’re discussing the best way to provide casual, everyday feedback.

Everyday feedback is important to help you grow and develop in your career. Real-time guidance from your peers on what is working well, what is not working so well, and what needs to change allows you to make small adjustments that can improve your performance and attainment of your growth goals.

The key to everyday feedback is really all about asking. Make it a habit to regularly ask others questions about your behaviors. Also, make it a habit to ask those around you if you can provide some feedback (positive and constructive) based on their behaviors.

If you need some inspiration and supporting techniques, check out The Everyday Feedback blog. It is full of posts with good ideas to enhance everyday feedback in your work, including these great examples:

  • How to leverage an egg timer to incorporate feedback into team meetings.
  • How to set checkpoints to follow up on important feedback items.
  • How to focus on shared goals to psych yourself up to give feedback.

Invest some time checking out the blog’s ideas. Implement them and watch the power of everyday feedback impact your performance, growth, and development!


Another great way to think about giving feedback is the powerful Everyday Feedback Model. Practice this and you will make a difference in the careers and performance of those around you. They just might help you grow too!

The diagram of the model below really says it all. Be confident and ask if you can give someone feedback. If now is not a good time, that is okay. Describe the behavior, focus on the action itself and don’t make it personal. Describe the impact of the action, what does the action accomplish. Discuss the future behavior, whether it’s a positive, “keep it up” message or a constructive “how can you improve” message.

Regardless of the industry you’re in, you can apply this model. For example, if you’re in the business of working with clients, here’s how you can apply this model:

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Memorize these four steps as you go into your weekend and new week. Make a note at your desk to implement this next week and get ready to see this habit make a difference for others, yourself, and your team.