Giving feedback directly
There are many different ways we give and receive feedback as project managers. The first way – and most common way - we give it is to our direct project team members. This is a critical activity. Why? Because you want to do it carefully so as not to offend those you’ll be working with on a project for the next 12 months while you work through the tasks in the schedule found in the online project management software. And you want to do it constructively because as project managers I feel it is always our duty to help our project team members grow, acquire new skills, refine old ones and help them become great project team members while they are under our direction. So praise and correction go hand in hand and, when handled properly can be a great motivating tool for the project team members we have on our current projects. And that’s good because we’re likely to see them again on future projects.