If someone asks you to review your work know that two things are happening at that point in time.

  1. They want feedback on what they could do to improve what they have created.
  2. They value your thoughts and opinions on what they are creating.

Saying – “looks good” or “this is great” or “amazing work” is not feedback or a review of someone’s work. It is a confirmation that you have received the work disguised as having reviewed it.

A better response is – “I don’t have time to look at this right now, but will make time next week to do so” or “When do you need this reviewed by?” or “What parts do you want me to concentrate on?”.

This identifies the areas where you need to give feedback and perhaps minimizes your focus on what you need to do to review. What is also does is establish a contract for when review can be delivered and around what making the feedback that much more valuable when it happens.

Want more? Check out my book Code Your Way Up – available as an eBook or Paperback on Amazon (CAN and US).  I’m also the co-host of the Remotely Prepared podcast.


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