75 Best Performance Review Phrases for Teamwork

Teamwork is crucial to any company. Working well together means the task gets done on time and with proficiency. Knowing what feedback to give your teammates and employees can help ensure a positive atmosphere in the workplace.

Goes Above and Beyond Expectations with Superior Work

  • Tara is always a team player, works well with everyone, and makes sure everyone feels comfortable on the task.
  • Jan does a great job involving the opinion of her team members before making a decision.
  • Gianna takes the time to listen to what every team member without interrupting them with her own thoughts.
  • John always makes sure every team member is on the same page and doesn’t have any questions or concerns before making a decision.
  • Bella always makes sure that everyone on the team benefits from the current situation and if not, she tries to problem solve, ensuring that everyone benefits.
  • Anthony always respects the thoughts and ideas that every team member has to offer.
  • Amy always has a winning attitude, helping to motivate even the most reluctant team members.
  • Jack always accepts suggested changes from team members with grace and is always willing to consider them when making decisions.
  • Jennifer always has a cheery attitude that brings up the morale of the entire team. She can work with even the most reluctant employee and make them feel welcome.
  • Annie is a great influence on all team members. The mood of the entire team seems to improve when she walks into the room.
  • Sara has incredible leadership skills that help lead the group in a positive direction for every project.
  • Ella always works with each team member that seems to be struggling or is running behind. She goes above and beyond what is expected of her.
  • Marcia knows how to put a team together that works well together and can get the job done fast.
  • Andrea always asks other co-workers if they need help even if it’s not a task she normally does.
  • Colin always makes sure each team member has a job that suits them and that they are comfortable with the task.
  • Goes Above and Beyond and Provides Good Work
  • Maddie is always a reliable team member that shows up on time and works well with all team members on all projects.
  • Anne is great at motivating her team members to get them to complete the job well.
  • Josh manages his relationships with all team members well even if they don’t see eye to eye.
  • Greg keeps the privacy of all team members discreet while ensuring that everyone works well together.
  • Brian quickly helps put any issues to rest, working well with each employee to help each one see the other’s ideas.
  • George knows how to give criticism constructively, without putting the feelings of other team members at risk.
  • Lexi always has a sense of optimism and confidence about her when presenting ideas to the team.
  • Nicole always makes sure each team member feels at ease and feels welcome in the group.
  • Sean always makes sure each team member has time to speak their mind before closing a project.
  • Jason always presents ideas in a well-mannered fashion so that no one feels ‘less than’ in the group.
  • Beth always uses a neutral tone when dealing with team members even when tensions get high and some team members may get frustrated.
  • Scott is a great team leader and can recognize what tasks each team member would be the best for each project.
  • Peyton always tries to make sure everyone works well together even if they don’t agree.
  • Cody can work well with his own team members as well as helps others with their tasks.
  • Jane always considers each team member’s feelings when working.
  • Every team member always knows that they can trust Michael when working in a team.
  • Frank keeps everyone on task so that the job always gets done on time.
  • Paula has a great way to make everyone feel capable of doing their job and contributing to the team.
  • Ralph always respects everyone’s ideas and tries to incorporate them into the final outcome.

Does What’s Expected

  • Jake always notices when things are getting tense within the group and knows how to make things feel calmer.
  • Jackson is always ready to help any team member that may need help getting work done on time.
  • Joe always communicates his ideas clearly to every team member and makes sure everyone understands.
  • Mike respects each team member even when they have differing opinions.
  • Hank knows how to effectively communicate with each team member, even those that have different perspectives or methods.
  • Hailey always gets her work done and then sees what team members may need help to complete the project.
  • Cindy always has a pleasant attitude that makes her easy to work with on each project.
  • Steve always thanks each employee for their contribution to the group’s work, making everyone feel appreciated.
  • Ashley always offers a cooperative attitude when working on team projects, and tries to get everyone to do the same.
  • Teresa works hard to keep the team spirits high, doing what she has to do to turn things around when the team seems to be falling apart.
  • Pam always ensures that tensions are put at ease when certain team members don’t seem to agree on a topic.
  • Matt never worries about getting credit for the work; he just makes sure the team accomplishes what it’s supposed to, ensuring a job well done.
  • Could Use Some Improvement
  • Dave could show a bit more cooperation when dealing with those that may not see eye-to-eye with him.
  • Brady doesn’t ask others if they need help with tasks once he completes his tasks.
  • Josh should ask for help more often. He tends to hide the fact that he doesn’t understand a task rather than asking for help.
  • Joy doesn’t necessarily work well with others unless she is talked to by superiors.
  • Bev doesn’t always agree with her teammates and she makes it obvious that she doesn’t, which can cause some tension.
  • Tom doesn’t readily share the information he has with team members that could help them better handle their job.
  • Elizabeth tends to focus on her own part in the team, but doesn’t mesh well with other team members ensuring that everyone is on the same page.
  • Carrie doesn’t necessarily care what her other team members think or care about – she just goes about her own business.
  • Rob doesn’t delegate work effectively. He tends to take it all on himself and then he can get easily overwhelmed.
  • Nolan doesn’t know how to communicate effectively so his team members don’t often know what he needs, which leads to late or insufficient work.
  • Eve doesn’t necessarily look at the end goal when working with the team. She hyper focuses on her task and not the big picture.
  • Ryan doesn’t think about the big picture, he looks at his own agenda, ignoring what the company itself may need.
  • Team members typically have to remind Rachel to provide them with updates on her portion of the job so that everyone is on the same page.
  • Tara isn’t very supportive of her team members. If someone doesn’t agree with her, she doesn’t worry about trying to meet on middle ground

Definitely Needs Improvement or Changing

  • Ed doesn’t take ideas from others easily – he tends to get angry when someone suggests something to him.
  • Jim doesn’t communicate well with his teammates so no one knows where he is on his task.
  • Jack always has to ask others to pick up his slack because he never completes his task on time.
  • Anthony never wants to work with others and he makes it very apparent.
  • Evan always shows up late to team meetings, which puts everyone behind.
  • Dylan never goes above and beyond; if it’s quitting time, he leaves even if the team is still working.
  • Drew only worries about himself; he does not work well within the team at all.
  • Gabriella does not cooperate with the different needs of different team members. She can get frustrated easily and may even backtalk to others.
  • Robin doesn’t like to work with others and she makes it very apparent, even saying the words out loud when she has to meet with her team.
  • Pat only worries about his work – he doesn’t look around to help other team members even when he finishes his work early.
  • Brad always interrupts team members when they are speaking, especially if he doesn’t agree with what they have to say.
  • Simon blatantly criticizes other employees when he doesn’t agree with what they say or do. It can be demeaning and embarrassing.
  • Bridget easily starts arguments with other team members, which can disrupt the entire environment.
  • Emily doesn’t offer new ideas for the group; she just goes with the flow even when she may have other ideas to do things better.
  • Ava doesn’t accept feedback from others well. She tends to get angry, which makes others not want to say anything to her.

These sample questions are a great way to start an employee’s review or to review the work of an entire team. Knowing how to positively influence your team will help your company’s bottom line, giving it a higher chance of success.

Author Biography
Keith Miller has over 25 years experience as a CEO and serial entrepreneur. As an entreprenuer, he has founded several multi-million dollar companies. As a writer, Keith's work has been mentioned in CIO Magazine, Workable, BizTech, and The Charlotte Observer. If you have any questions about the content of this blog post, then please send our content editing team a message here.

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