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Professional and personal growth usually occurs incrementally and over time. That’s why it’s useful to receive actionable feedback on an ongoing basis rather than in a once-a-year performance review. Ashley Faus conducted a 30-day experiment of soliciting continuous feedback from others. In this article, she offers best practices on how to ask for feedback in both formal and informal situations and how to turn casual comments into actionable advice.

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Ashley Faus is a marketing manager at Atlassian.


Continuous feedback is more timely and actionable than annual performance reviews.

An increasing number of companies are substituting annual performance reviews for continuous feedback delivered frequently over the year. This allows the feedback giver to point out areas of improvement as an immediate response to issues that surface. The recipient can take steps right away and work on their growth areas incrementally rather than trying to make a big change following an annual performance review.

One survey found that 65% of employees would like to receive feedback more often – yet women, especially, often complain that the feedback they receive is contradictory.

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