Use these practical examples of phrases, sample comments and templates for your performance review, 360 feedback survey or manager appraisal. 

The following examples not only relate to teamwork but also relationship-building, peer-relationships, motivating, building enthusiasm, and general team-engagement.

Example Phrases to say:

You’re doing great”:

  • You are always willing to coach others and you often make yourself available to demonstrate your learning to the team around you. Well done.
  • You are extremely well mannered, often treating people with dignity and respect they deserve. As a result, people feel they can approach you about any problems they may have
  • You treat every suggestion or request equally. Great! Keep it up!
  • Trustworthiness is one of your key traits and you create an environment of open communication between your colleagues. Well done!
  • You often share the achievements of projects with the team. You are very humble and down to earth person. Great work!
  • You approach conflict logically and rationally, often not letting emotions of others to cloud your judgement. Keep it up!
  • When the team have an issue, you identify and resolve the problem quickly and easily.
  • You have no problem getting along with everyone in the organisation, no matter what their position is.
  • You often put the team first! You are he go to person when problems need solving and you always put your personal problems aside. The team could really take a leaf out of your book.
  • When providing feedback you often encourage and motivate the right behaviour. Well done!

You need to improve”:

  • I feel you allow your team to have too much freedom. This can be great if they effectively complete projects in time, however at this stage they seem to easily get sidetracked with other tasks.
  • You tend to act alone in most projects. Try to become more involved with the team, they could do with your input.
  • You tend to shy away from assignments which require group efforts, remember that team effort can yield greater results.
  • Try and remember that your opinions are only opinions and not necessarily the best way to deal with projects and tasks. Employees should be encouraged to challenge the opinions of their leaders.
  • You tend to crave personal recognition, which results in the team feeling impartial and detached from any of your decisions. Try praise others more.
  • You tend to domineer others, which puts people off and leads to misjudgement. try encourage others to contribute too.
  • Try interact and communicate with your team more often. open communication leads to a trusted and engaged work environment.
  • Often co workers will have ideas, and sometimes they will have really great idea. try create an environment that encourages this.
  • when you are the manager of a team you need to understand what motivates others. That way you can encourage them to do their best.
  • Remember people will trust you more when you get to know them. Take the time to have conversations with people.

some tips for Improvement:”

  • When coaching your peers, try to have a more hands on approach and provide constructive reinforcement amongst the team.
  • Try to have regular check ins with employees to gauge where their heads are at and where they feel they need improvement.
  • Remember to offer training to enhance team's effectiveness and identify weaknesses in teams.
  • When groups underperform, try to take appropriate action to address the issues in the team.
  • When teams are performing above and beyond their defined task, remember to reward and recognize their efforts.
  • Try to engage the team more. guide them to embrace change.
  • You’re really good at understanding individual teams. Try to create a department that is cross functional, using the skills from each department to boost productivity.
  • You’re good at delegating responsibility, however try foster an environment where your colleagues take responsibility automatically.
  • Try to communicate the team vision so that it falls in line with the company’s overall goals and vision.
  • You’re good at providing feedback with group accountability, however try to be more constructive so that teams can learn and develop the necessary skills.

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