Feedback. One of the most powerful words in the creative environment. It has the power to not only make or break a project, but the receiver too. Feedback has become such a daunting affair and this love hate relationship is established from a young age. Think back to your school days, can you recall one moment where you were advised on how to give and receive constructive feedback? Chances are no, instead of educating ourselves about proper feedback, we’ve created a feedback monster we often run from as opposed to embracing. Here at delvv.io we have realised the potential and positive impact feedback can have, if it is managed in the right way. Constructive feedback has the power to make something good, great.
The First National Bank has named the delvv.io team as finalists in the FNB Innovation Awards. Out of 250 submissions, the bank recognized the team's efforts at disrupting a $45 billion dollar industry while creating economic impact through job creation. It was a great experience for the team to be recognized for their efforts.
Feedback is a simple concept, and companies around the world are trying to instill cultures of open and collaborative feedback to fuel innovation and creativity. Strangely, little attention has been put into the forms and channels through which feedback is gathered and analyzed. As much as we love the thought of dynamic creative teams huddling around a desk, or a boss and his protoge reviewing a plan together, isn't there more we can do?