Friday, August 8, 2008

Feedback

Going ahead with my penchant for adapting management principles in life outside the corporate world, my next source of inspiration are feedback forms. To the uninitiated, they are a medium for gauging and improving standards in any organization. Actually, it’s a questionnaire that one has to fill after attending each training session with child-like questions. After filling as many as I have, you run out of new and innovative adjectives to describe the dull and dreary set of questions.

Imagine their utility in relationships. A sample form might go like this :

Relationship evaluation form

Name of participant:
Type of relationship:
Length of relationship:

For those currently in a relationship:

  • What aspects of the relationship do you find most useful?
  • What aspects of the relationship are least helpful to you and why? (if any)
  • What were your objectives when beginning the relationship?
  • To what extent have they been fulfilled?
  • Suggestions/ideas for improvement

For those exiting a relationship:
  • What aspects of the relationship did you find most useful and why? (if any)
  • What aspects of the relationship are least helpful to you?
  • What were your expectations when beginning the relationship?
  • To what extent have you been disappointed?
  • How do you plan to operationalise the learning in the next six months?
  • Suggestions/ideas for improvement
* Feedback on this post is welcome !!

2 comments:

  1. "to what extent have you been disappointed??".. they ask u this??..
    :)
    i've been disappointed 23.5%..

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