Constructive Criticism vs. Never-Grow Know-it-All

Nobody likes being told they’re wrong. I realise people tend to prefer the term “constructive criticism” (which to me still sounds like someone trying to sugar coat a Jedward song) but seriously nobody really enjoys being told ‘that isn’t right.’

However, on occasion, we all need to be told that what we’ve done needs improving. Even the wisest of us need to have a teachable attitude to be able to progress and move on in our field of work.

Successful millionaire and life coach Dani Johnson says “Never stop being teachable. If you think you know everything, you will never learn anything,” and she’s absolutely right! It’s important to understand that for things to grow then one needs to keep learning.

Never stop being teachable. If you think you know everything, you will never learn anything.

One of the strongest values of Scribble & Think is accountability, the action of being responsible to and for each other. It is vital that we encourage and support one another in all areas of work from simple spell-checking, content accuracy and creative design. Good accountability comes from trusting each other which is something we encourage in our working environment.

Opening oneself up to criticism isn’t the most comfortable of experiences but through genuine critique we have the potential of breaking out of the box, stretching ourselves from where we were and reaching a goal that may not have been possible.

We grow through challenge resulting in better work, a better perspective which leads to greater finished designs. When you become a client of Scribble & Think we won’t just accept the easiest option; we want to work with you to get the best product possible and enjoy the ongoing relationship that follows.

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