Compliance Week tips: Accepting feedback

November 4, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

This year for Compliance Week, we will re-introduce a few tips on feedback and explain how each faculty, staff and learner can adapt these tips in day-to-day work situations.

Receiving criticism is not easy. However, the ability to learn from criticism fuels creativity at work and helps to improve valuable communication.

One of the most important things you can do to ensure you successfully accept feedback is to actively prepare for it. By doing so, you can ensure your managers, peers, and employees have a broader picture of your performance goals, foster dialogue, and take charge of your career progression. 

Here are a few tips to help you mentally and emotionally prepare for feedback:

Keep an open mind. It’s easy to get defensive when receiving feedback. Try to relax and let go of any negative feelings you may have. Your goal is to listen intently to the feedback and look for growth opportunities.

Evaluate yourself. Honestly consider all of your successes and challenges. It’s natural to interpret circumstances in our favor, so try to be objective. The goal is not to campaign for only positive feedback, but rather to share your perception of your performance so you can get meaningful guidance for improvement. Evaluate trends that reveal things such as: particular strengths, challenging people or situations, knowledge or skills you need to develop, and projects you really enjoyed.

Create a list of areas for development. Identify areas where you felt you struggled or where others may have noted your performance was lacking. You should also identify areas where you would like to expand your skills and experience. Be honest about your struggles and ask for coaching, mentoring, training, and any additional support you need to be successful. 

After receiving feedback, be sure to focus on yourself and manage your development. Be mindful of your learning opportunities and remember to always do your best.

Please review these links for more information on our Corporate Compliance Program.

Code of Conduct | HIPAA/Privacy | Information Security | Regulatory | Revenue Integrity

Michigan Medicine Corporate Compliance Website 
Michigan Medicine Human Resources Website
Michigan Medicine Organizational Learning 

Corporate Compliance: 734-615-4400 (phone) compliance-group@med.umich.edu 

See something wrong and you don’t feel comfortable approaching your manager? Report it to the Compliance Hotline. 

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