We know receiving feedback is often uncomfortable, and because of this, giving feedback becomes uncomfortable too.
There are many methods to make giving and receiving feedback suck less: The “💩 Sandwich Approach,” the “T.A.G. Feedback” …
Let me throw one more out there:
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖.𝗢.𝗜.𝗡. 𝗠𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗱
C -> Context: I want to discuss an interaction between you and John in our last weekly meeting. John was presenting his plan and you made comments to his plan.
O -> Observation: I saw that when he was answering your question about the types of lemons, you cut him off 3 times and said “no no no.”
I -> Impact: He appeared nervous, and the rest of the room felt nervous too.
N -> Next: Let’s agree how we can probe respectfully and productively.
I like this method because I can put a coin in front of me to remind myself how to be less of a jerk.
An alternative is to use a shxt sandwich, but it is messy to prepare.