How criticising in private undermines your team
ability from the team to you.
You also make it more diff icult to solve the problem. If you tell Ted that his missing deadlines contributed to the team missing its goals, you and Ted may reach an agreement on how he will change his behaviour, and that may inadvertently create new problems for other team members. Or Ted may tell you that other team members made it difficult for him to meet his deadlines, and it’s not his fault; at t hat point, you’re l i kely to become a human ping-pong ball, shuttling back and forth between Ted and other team members tr ying to understand the problem. The information to solve this problem lies with Ted and the other team members.