360 Degree Feedback – Ever Heard Of It?
What in the world is 360 degree feedback? Well, it’s one of the tools that performance management consultants use to help organizations improve.
This “tool” works by providing full-circle feedback. That is, it gives an individual a “big picture” evaluation of his/her work skills by combining the evaluations of people who have observed his/her work, such as managers, direct reports, peers, and clients.
These types of evaluations also work well because 360 degree feedback represents a comprehensive set of researched, observable behaviors that relate to important areas of workplace performance. This specific data helps individuals and groups target specific areas for improvement.
People and the organizations they serve say 360 degree feedback is revealing, accurate, and useful. This type of feedback is powerful when it is applied to all individuals in an organization. The company can then focus on increasing performance.
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Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.