Performance review season is underway. Whether you’re a new manager or a seasoned professional, there are some key do’s and don’ts when it comes to giving feedback. The goals of a great performance appraisal is to motivate your team to create empowered work environments that contribute to the success of your team – and to the company.

You need your team to be successful, happy and motivated after delivering sometimes tough-to-hear news. So how do you give constructive, meaningful feedback without damaging the delicate balance that is employee motivation?

Image courtesy of iosphere at