From Roger Schwarz: A survey eval­u­ating a team’s perfor­mance can be a powerful tool for making that team more effec­tive. And the first message that consul­tants and HR profes­sionals often commu­ni­cate on these surveys is: “To ensure that the team gets the best data and feels protected, we will make sure responses are confi­den­tial.” The wide­spread assump­tion is that if team members know their answers are confi­den­tial, they will respond honestly. But if you ask for confi­den­tial feed­back, it might create the very results you are trying to avoid. · Go to What anony­mous feed­back will (and won’t) tell you →