Regular Feedback Cycles Pattern: How I should embrace more feedback

Feedback is the most valuable thing that one might get, as without feedback it is tremendously hard to improve. While I think I do a good job, I want to do a great job. To enable this I will apply the following at least once a month:
  • I consider who can help me grow and I seek them out.
  • I am clear that I want honest feedback.
  • I ask open-ended questions (not yes or no) on what I can do better in the future.
  • I listen and ensure I am open to hear the feedback.
  • I express thanks and play back the feedback that I heard.
  • I ask if I accurately heard the feedback—if I need to, make adjustments and play back again.
  • I decide how to move forward

You can find the complete pattern description below.

I will apply this in the private and the professional areas. As I think growth is important in every part of my life. The first persons I will ask will be four persons which opinions I value: my brother, my girlfriend, my manager and a client. In fact I will schedule the first meeting right now.
I can only encourage you to do the same and I will keep you up to date how this works out for me.
THE PATTERN DESCRIPTION:
name:
regular feedback cycles
problem:
How to realise what is the best area to spend your limited time improving?
context/situation:
You are active in your life every day, at work or at home. And you do your daily routines and interactions with others. And you produce results.
conflicting issues:

There is you who wants to get stuff done and don’t waste time on feedback.

There is you who needs to know where to spend your limited time to improve.

There is other people who expect you to improve but don’t speak their mind for not wanting to offend you or not having the time.

There is other people who also have limited time to give you feedback.

solution:
          Establish a feedback culture with important people/stakeholders in your life:
          I consider who can help me grow and I seek them out.
          I am clear that I want honest feedback.
          I ask open-ended questions (not yes or no) on what I can do better in the future.
          – what you can keep?
          – what should start?
        – what you should stop?
        I listen and ensure I am open to hear the feedback.
        I express thanks and play back the feedback that I heard.
        I ask if I accurately heard the feedback—if I need to, make adjustments and play back again.
        I decide how to move forward
resulting context:

benefits:

People get comfortable giving you feedback.

You get feedback and know where to spend you time to improve.

issues to resolve:

how to find the right people to get you feedback.

how to do it regularly.

how to act on the feedback.

related patterns:

Future of manufacturing? Build large scale 3d objects fast and efficient, combining AI and 3d printing and give robots sight and speed the process up.

“We wanted to push the boundaries of how intricate we could design things through computation and how we could create them through 3D printing,” AiBuild says. 3D printing may be seen as the future of fabrication but it can be an expensive, time-consuming, and unscalable endeavour.

To scale up the printing process, AiBuild strapped foam guns to KUKA robotic arms and programmed them to print intricate structures.To cut costs and expedite construction, they combined the standard layer-by-layer design with a lattice work design that printed filament at angles while small fans simultaneously cooled and hardened the material.

Fabrication leaves little room for error, so the robots had to print at a snail’s pace, excreting filament precisely and uniformly, then waiting for it to dry. If Ai Build wanted quicker – and thus cheaper – printing, it would either risk structural defects or have to overcome a fundamental flaw in robotics – blindness.

They attached cameras to their robots and used machine vision algorithms to analyze the structures as they were being printed. To create a feedback loop between the physical environment and the digital environment.

With its new set of eyes, the robotic arm could detect defects and compensate for them in subsequent layers.

The advantages are

  • high speed, because errors can be seen and corrected by the robot itself.
  • cost, less material and time is needed and
  • structures can be build as a single, complete unit

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#OPINIONATED: Why does government fail to push electro mobility?

The problem with electro mobility is not government incentive but the products, first features then price.

As Tesla is great but still not on pair with the requirements of people and with their wallet.

What do you think?

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