Imran Chohan

Imran Chohan

http://www.imranchohan.com

Month: March 2014

Process Facilitation Basics – Feedback Part 4

This is the last in the sub series Feedback of Basics of facilitation. We have already discussed Effective Feedback, the Aim of giving Feedback, some important tips in giving Feedback, types of Feedback, barriers in Feedback, Feedback skills and I-message in Feedback. The last topic for today in Effective Feedback is Thoughts on Receiving Feedback. So Lets get started… Thoughts On Receiving Feedback In general we know that we all try to give Feedback to everybody but when it comes to receiving Feedback we become defensive and argue and what not. I have shared some material on how to give, when to give and...

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Process Facilitation Basics – Feedback Part 3

Welcome back my dear readers to the Basics of Facilitation and this is the part 3 of the Feedback series. I have already shared some important topics like basic points on Effective Feedback, the Aim of giving Feedback, some important tips in giving Feedback and types of Feedback. Today I will discuss about barriers in Feedback, Feedback skills and I-message in Feedback. So lets get right into it. First we will look into Barriers in Giving and Receiving Feedback. Barriers I have studied some important points during my studies and they helped me a lot so I am going to share them with you. Lets go through with Barriers in giving Feedback. You may find it difficult to give feedback because you: Believe that feedback is negative and unhelpful Worry that the other person will not like you Believe that the other person cannot handle the feedback Have had previous experiences in which the receiver didn’t change or was hostile to feedback. Feel that feedback isn’t worth the risk. At this point those of you who are here for the first time please go back to part 1 and 2 to read about Feedback and than come back here. This way you will understand the above mentioned points very easily. I just want to point out that you can get out of this situation if you remember to give positive...

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Process Facilitation Basics – Feedback Part 2

This is the part 2 of the Feedback blog which itself is a part of the series that I am writing on Process Facilitation Basics. My name is Imran and I am a former student of Hyper Island Karlskrona Sweden where I studies Learning Design and Facilitation. In the first part I discussed the basic points on Effective Feedback, the Aim of giving feedback and some important tips in giving feedback. Now In the second part I will discuss on the Types Of Feedback that I know off and I will explain them in a few lines. So lets start writing. Just a small reminder that Feedback is about your behavior and its about what you do not about who you are. So keeping this in mind lets see the types of Feedback that I have read during my studies. These types will help you to give a better and effective Feedback to the other members of the group. The types are: Descriptive Performance Focused Clear and Direct Offered Owned Specific Balanced Timely and Regular Solution Focused  Descriptive Give an accurate description of the behavior you are talking about, and about what you’d like to see instead. When you give a feedback to some one you need to describe it in detail and tell the person what you’d like to see instead. For example, I feel like you are not listening...

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Process Facilitation Basics – Feedback Part 1

I know you are very anxious to read about Feedback. But First tell me that you have read about Reflection in my previous post. If yes, you can read further and if not, go back and read about Reflection. And If you are a new reader I suggest go back to my first post and start from there. It is a journey that has a start, middle and no end :). Today you are going to read about Effective Feedback. This blog post on Feedback will be finished in 2 or 3 parts depending on the text that I have to share. If I feel that it is getting to long I will stop writing and the rest will be in the later post. All of you know the importance of Feedback so I will not get into the detail of defining Feedback. I will write very basics of Feedback, types of Feedback, barriers in taking and giving Feedback and so on. For professionals out there it will be a refresher course and for new readers it will be the basic knowledge of Feedback. So lets get right into Effective Feedback. Effective Feedback Feedback is important when you work in groups. Regular, good quality Feedback is one of the most important ingredients in building constructive relationships and getting jobs done. So when you work in a groups try to remember these: Openness creates...

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