Are feedback forms useful?At the end of each month, we are given an hour off. But we never wish for that hour. It's an hour we are given to fill out the feedback forms. To give feedback on our teachers and staff.
Feedbacks are taken for almost everything. Be it in your workplace, college or even for the product you just bought.
Of what use is a feedback, when people fill it just for the sake of getting through it? Genuine feedbacks are what's important. But most feedback forms fail to get that.
Although most feedbacks are anonymous, we even have the opportunity to mention our details in some. Only a few would have the guts to write negative points about a person, with their name on such a form. We all clearly know the consequences of it. So usually onymous feedback forms give only a rosy picture about the person. Clearly unauthentic feedback.
So what's the use of having such a feedback form, irrespective of it being in digital or in paper form?
Aren't personal, on the spot feedback better? For a stage performer, claps and tomatoes or boos from the audience are his on the spot feedback. Would he wait for the audience to fill up feedback forms on his performance?