The Sooner the Better
When supporting a teammate with feedback it is important to make sure the feedback is immediate. The best feedback happens within the context of the topic of feedback because our best learning happens within the context. Delaying feedback is not supportive because it loses meaning over time. Immediate doesn’t always mean “in the moment” but it does mean as soon as possible. Delaying negative feedback can cause resentment to build. Delaying positive feedback can leave a team wondering where they stand with each other.
A great way to ensure that immediate support is communicated is to debrief the wins and losses after each event. The further from the event that we get, the more subjective we become.