The Water CoolerI have an employee who is underperforming. How can I address the issues without being overly critical? Posted by Hailey Wagner1 Response Favorite Share Sam Jenkins April 29th, 2016 Walking the find line between giving constructive criticism and being critical is a challenge. In my experience I’ve found a few things to be helpful: Be sure to give feedback in a private setting away from the rest of the team. Focus your conversation on one specific action or behavior. Log in to Reply Leave a ReplyClick here to cancel reply.You must be logged in to post a comment.