At York College, we prepare students as professionals in whatever career they pursue. Under the direction of the Center for Professional Excellence (CPE), we offer valuable resources, tips, experience and research that will help students develop a concrete plan to attain academic growth and career success.
To flourish in the workplace, you need regular feedback on your performance. Here are four proven practices that professionals routinely use:
Ask for feedback. Feedback is so important that we have to ask for it if it does not occur naturally. Be very specific about what behaviors or skills you would like feedback about. This will enable you to have enough information to determine how you are performing at work.
Clarify what the feedback means. Make sure you understand the feedback before you respond to it. A useful technique can be to paraphrase, or repeat, the feedback to check that you have clearly understood.
Get feedback from a number of people. If you rely on the feedback from only one person, you are hearing only one opinion. Ask for feedback from a variety of people (i.e. peers, mentors, clients, etc.) to get a more accurate assessment of your performance.
Thank the person for giving the feedback. Thank the person for the feedback. Be gracious. Remember that giving feedback is not easy.
"is leading and working in a manner that sets an example for others."
Dr. Pamela Gunter-Smith,
President, York College of PA
Thursday, March 20, 2p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
As technology advances and becomes a larger part of our lives, especially with the ever-growing use of social media, there is a greater importance being placed on face-to-face interactions at work.