Compliance Week tips: Giving thanks

November 5, 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 constructive feedback can be hard, but giving it is even harder. Below is a suggestion for thanking others for sharing their thoughts, as well as some tips for sustaining the practice of asking for feedback.

Say ‘thank you’

The next time you receive solicited or unsolicited feedback, be sure to look the person giving it in the eyes and thank them for sharing. Respond by saying: “I really appreciate you taking the time to talk about this with me.”

Expressing appreciation doesn’t mean you agree with the assessment, but it does show that you’re acknowledging the effort your colleague took to evaluate you and share his or her suggestions. This also builds a relationship of respect and accountability.

Make asking for feedback a habit

Seeking feedback sends a clear message that you care. It also demonstrates that personal excellence, learning, and improving are all important to you. Make asking for feedback a part of your regular routine. You can do this by searching for opportunities:

  • After a meeting 
  • After a presentation you’ve given
  • In follow up to a networking event
  • Anytime you’re in front of others

Remember, feedback is a highly effective learning tool. But like any other tool, if left in the toolbox, it does you no good. Solicit feedback often – it makes a real difference.

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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