How Do You Give Negative Feedback to a Positive Team Member?

One part of the job that is tough as a project manager is providing negative feedback to someone who has not met expectations on the project team. It’s even worse when this team member is usually very good and requires little to no management from you.

I’m curious about what some of the ways are that you provide negative feedback without demoralizing a good team member. Do you just let it go? Do you wait until a trend develops? Or, do you jump on the situation immediately and ensure that it never happens again?

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