Earlier this week I attended a training presentation from a colleague in our New Media department. After the session, he mentioned to me that he would be using a new social media tool called Rypple to get feedback on his presentation. I wasn’t sure what to expect but thought it was a cool idea. A couple hours later, I got an e-mail from him via Rypple asking me how I thought it went. Glad to provide my response and intrigued I went online to check it out…
Despite not wanting to register for another social media site, what caught my attention was the line, “High performers ask for feedback.” How true! Instantly, I was hooked. After providing my colleague with feedback, I quickly registered for an account and immediately asked my team what they thought of my weekly team meetings to date. What they liked, disliked, and what they would add or change. Within an hour I had already received a few responses!
I really liked using this method because rather than asking people face to face, it gave them time to reflect before replying and allowed them to be more honest with their feedback. What a fantastic way to get candid opinions!
So far I have only been a member for 11 hours and counting, but I was inspired to tell you because it reminded me how essential it is to ask others how you are doing in order to continually improve your performance.
Think it might be time for a Rypple in your pond? Ask.
- Aleya Suleman