360 Degree Feedback
What is 360 Degree Feedback?
The process allows employees to receive feedback from those who work not only in their own team, but also around them. These can include managers, peers, direct reports and/or customers
Traditional feedback is typically top down. Over recent years, much has been written about the decline of this typical performance appraisal. People Management have quoted that just 4% of HR leaders feel that their appraisal processes is effective.
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What does 360 Degree Feedback measure?
360 degree feedback gives valuable insight into a range of measures that employees can benchmark against their self-perception. These include behaviours & competencies, perception of others, character, the ability to be a team player and leadership effectiveness.
In the style of a questionnaire, 360 degree feedback presents a consistent set of questions about the employee to each respondent. They are designed to measure an employees strengths and weaknesses.
Most questionnaires are based on a set of competencies or behaviours defined by you. The questions then measure how well the person performs in those areas.
With 360 Degree Feedback you will
give an employee a broader understanding of what they do well plus areas for improvement
obtain a 360 degree review for an employee from numerous different sources
provide guidance on maximising team effectiveness & communication
What are the benefits of 360 Degree Feedback?
360 degree feedback can help with a number of different areas. These include striving for individual improvement, team development or organisational growth. A well-run 360 degree feedback tool can provide enormous benefits for both the individuals taking part as well as their employer.
For the individual, it is an unbiased way to discover how you are thought of by colleagues from a 360 degree perspective. You can then compare this to your self-perception to understand where differences in opinion may lie.
For companies, it demonstrates commitment to develop staff through appraisals and reinforces the link between competency and behaviour. It also offers a transparent and fair process that encourages honest 360 degree feedback.