If Feedback is Like a Land Mine, Why Bother?

Last week, I wrote about feedback as if it were the interpersonal equivalent of a land mine. If that’s the case, why bother giving feedback at all? 

In spite of how challenging it can be, offering constructive feedback plays a valuable role in enhancing teamwork and collaboration, whether it’s at home, at work, or with your friends. Here are some reasons why:

Why Feedback Goes Awry and What To Do About It

Have you ever offered unsolicited feedback and had it blow up in your face?

Or spent hours preparing what you wanted to say then had it land badly even though you sugarcoated it?

Or tried time and again to get your point across about how someone’s behavior negatively affected you…only to end up in yet another  “groundhog day” argument?