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What a colour can do for you?

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The psychology of colour is one of the more complex subjects in website design. It is important to make sure the colours you’ve selected reinforce your message and the image of your personal identlty or brand.

What do the colours mean?

  • Red – Fiery and passionate, can represent both love and anger
  • Orange – Shares attributes of both red and yellow. Associated with energy and warmth. It’s calmer than red and more cheerful
  • Yellow – A warm, happy colour. It can represent either joy
  • Green – Signifies nature, growth, entreprenurship and renewal. Along the same lines, green can sometimes represent inexperience
  • Blue – Calming and cool, but too much can be depressing. Often associated with corporate images
  • Purple/Violet – Long associated with royalty and wealth. It’s also a spiritual colour, and is thought to be creative
  • Black – A bit of a chameleon, it can be conservative or edgy, traditional or modern. It can be mysterious and sexy or conventional and safe, depending on how it’s used
  • White – Associated with purity and innocence. It goes well with any other colour
  • Gray – Neutral and balanced. Gray is conservative and sophisticated, but can be seen as moody, too
  • Brown – A wholesome and down-to-earth colour that denotes stability and reliability

 

The value of providing feedback

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  Feedback can be defined as :
Information about reactions to a product, a person’s performance of a task, etc., used as a basis for improvement
Receiving feedback is an essential process through which we continuously improve our actions and working context. By reviewing outcomes and thinking about how we could do better in our work today and in the future. Feedback formalizes someone’s opinion – and needs to be treated as such. It’s not necessarily ‘true’ – but it doesn’t have to be, it’s true that a person thinks what they think, that’s what it’s all about.
Feedback is essential to team and self development. It ensures that individuals within the team are aware of the impact of their work, it avoids frustration to settle in and problems to emerge and remain unresolved. It also increases trust within the team – team members know they will receive honest feedback and will not have any surprise. They get to value each other and appreciate the way they help each other grow.
Next time you do a presentation, write a report or simply complete any form of task – ask for feedback and see if you can improve.