Mary Griffin at Derby Foods

Posted: 2 Mar 2012

Date Written: August 3, 2011


Mary Griffin, Vice President of Consumer Products, must provide feedback to one of her direct reports, Simon York. York is a strong performer, but he has displayed some poor interpersonal skills in the manner in which he interacts with his team and the production staff. Griffin needs to provide feedback to help prevent York from derailing in his career at Derby Foods.

Learning Objective: To explore the process of providing feedback and coaching for a direct report. Provides opportunity for role-playing and experimentation.

Suggested Citation

Mayo, Anthony J and Margolis, Joshua D., Mary Griffin at Derby Foods (August 3, 2011). Harvard Business School Organizational Behavior Unit Case No. 412-040, Available at SSRN:

Anthony J Mayo (Contact Author)

Harvard Business School ( email )

Soldiers Field Road
Morgan 270C
Boston, MA 02163
United States

Joshua D. Margolis

Harvard University ( email )

1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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