Respond to a feedback request

15Five's Request Feedback feature allows individuals to request feedback on specific topics from selected coworkers. If you receive a feedback request from one of your coworkers, you have the opportunity to share feedback with them.

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Note

You have 14 days to respond to a feedback request before it expires.

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Resources for giving good feedback

Are you familiar with what good feedback is and how to give it? If you'd like a quick refresher, check out these resources:


Respond to a feedback request

When one of your coworkers requests feedback from you, you will receive an in-app notification and an email notification (if you haven't disabled the "when I receive a feedback request" email in your notification preferences). If you follow the link in the notification, you will skip ahead to step #3 below.

Respond to a feedback request in 15Five

  1. Click on Request Feedback from the left navigation.
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  2. Find the feedback request in the "Pending requests" section, located on the right-hand side of the page. Click on the requester's name to open the feedback form.
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  3. Use the feedback form to provide feedback to your teammate about the topic noted in the request. If you're looking for inspiration, consider this tips:

    First, separate positive and constructive feedback. Surrounding constructive feedback with positive feedback may feel better for the giver, but is confusing for the receiver.

    Second, use this one sentence to make feedback 40% more effective: “I am giving you these comments because I have very high expectations and I know you can reach them.”

    Finally, for feedback to be effective, keep it about the work— not the person. First describe the situation, then name your feeling (“I feel...”), then make your request (“I need...”).

  4. Once you have written your feedback and are ready to share it with the requestor, click the Send feedback button.
  5. The feedback you gave will continue to appear in your own feed (as well as the requestor's feed) on the main 'Feedback' page.Screen_Shot_2021-04-16_at_1.47.05_PM.png

Respond to a feedback request in Slack

If your company is integrated with Slack and you have Slack notifications enabled for receiving feedback requests, you can respond to a feedback request without leaving Slack.

  1. Open the 15Five app in your Slack account— it's located in the "Apps" section of the lefthand bar. If you don't see the 15Five app, please add the 15Five app to your Slack account.
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  2. Make sure you're in the 'Messages' tab of the 15Five app, then find the feedback request you would like to respond to. Click on Send feedback below the request to open the feedback form.
  3. A pop-up window will appear asking you to provide feedback to your teammate about the topic noted in the request. If you're looking for inspiration, consider this tips:

    First, separate positive and constructive feedback. Surrounding constructive feedback with positive feedback may feel better for the giver, but is confusing for the receiver.

    Second, use this one sentence to make feedback 40% more effective: “I am giving you these comments because I have very high expectations and I know you can reach them.”

    Finally, for feedback to be effective, keep it about the work— not the person. First describe the situation, then name your feeling (“I feel...”), then make your request (“I need...”).

  4. Once you've written your feedback and are ready to share it with the requestor, click the Send feedback button.

     

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