Gathering Performance Insights

Gathering Performance Insights is the systematic collection and analysis of data related to employee performance, including feedback from peers, direct observations, and other relevant performance metrics.


To provide employees with constructive feedback that can guide their professional development and improve their contribution to team goals.

  • Enhances individual and team performance.
  • Identifies areas for improvement and professional development opportunities.
  • Encourages a culture of continuous learning and adaptation.
  • Fosters open communication and feedback within the team.


Industry Context

Line managers often do not have direct visibility into the day-to-day activities of their team members, which can lead to misunderstandings, misaligned expectations, and ineffective feedback. Gathering performance insights helps bridge this gap by providing managers with a comprehensive view of employee performance and contributions.

ZeroBlockers Context

Stream Teams are autonomous and cross-functional. This means that line managers do not have direct oversight of all team members' activities. However, they are still responsible for the professional development and performance of their team members. Gathering performance insights is essential to ensure that managers have the information they need to provide effective feedback and support team members in achieving their goals.


Direct ObservationDirect observations of an individual's performance and interactions.Provides firsthand insights into an individual's work habits, strengths, and areas for improvement as well as providing an opportunity to provide immediate feedback.
Collecting Peer FeedbackCollecting insights from team members on an individual’s contributions and areas for improvement.Promotes a culture of transparency and continuous improvement.
Skills Gap AnalysisSelf-assessment of current skills and identification of areas for development.Helps individuals identify areas for growth and development.
Gemba WalksActively going to the place where work is done to observe and understand the work processes.Provides managers with a deeper understanding of the team's work processes and challenges.


  • Infrequent feedback: Waiting for formal review cycles to provide feedback, missing opportunities for timely improvement.
  • Negative focus: Concentrating solely on areas of weakness without acknowledging strengths and achievements.
  • Single-source feedback: Relying on feedback from a single source, which may not provide a balanced view of performance.

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