Framework for sharing developmental feedback
Giving developmental feedback is difficult and requires long practice.
In his article on Negative feedback anti-patterns, Charles Axel-Dein, gives the below OFNR framework for giving developmental feedback:
- Observation of a fact. A fact is rarely controversial, so it's a great way to start a conversation.
- Feeling: express your feelings and your story. Clarify that it's your story.
- Need: state what you value, or the kind of impact you'd like to see.
- Request: explain what concrete action the person who's receiving the feedback would need to take.