Chapter 19

How to Discuss Performance with Your Team

by Rebecca Knight

The majority of this book has been geared toward giving individuals feedback. But you’re not always dealing with one person at a time. What if you’re assessing a team’s work? What type of constructive criticism is appropriate in a group setting? How much is too much? And how should your colleagues help?

Just because you’re facing a group of employees, rather than just one, doesn’t mean you must hold your tongue. There are a few ways that you can provide feedback to the entire team so that they all benefit.

What the Experts Say

Providing feedback isn’t solely the team leader’s responsibility, according to Mary Shapiro, author of the HBR Guide to Leading Teams. For starters, ...

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