Last night’s MoChat covered how to give & receive feedback. Client feedback predictively had more problems than peer or third party critique. Micromanaging and making changes simply to have input were the most common complaints. On the peer side, things were generally more positive. However, vague or overly subjective feedback didn’t seem to help anyone. On how to improve giving feedback, suggestions included identifying problems before offering solutions, explaining why you reacted to the piece the way you did, being honest but professional, making sure you understand the process and goals to that point, and that what your about to say is actually helpful—not just to say something. For receiving feedback, a few things seemed to resonate with everyone—don’t get too attached to the work, don’t take anything too personally, and remember that this is a job.