Performance feedback helps, unless it makes things worse. Here are five times to skip giving feedback until you have a smarter strategy.

Perhaps your company still engages in traditional annual performance reviews. Or maybe you have ditched the formalities for “just in time” feedback. Or possibly, you have come up with an innovative, novel way of making sure employees know how they’re doing against performance goals and company objectives.

No matter how you’re delivering performance appraisals, we all know that giving negative and positive feedback is a critical part of a leader’s job.

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