360 Degree Feedback

What is 360 degree feedback?

360 degree feedback (or a 360 review, 360 assessment, or whatever you like to call it) is a technique via which employees receive confidential and anonymous feedback from 8 to 10 coworkers. This provides them with a clear understanding of how others perceive their working behavior.

The recipient's direct team members, managers, coworkers, and direct reports will be solicited for comments.

To provide a complete 360-degree perspective, the employee who gets feedback will also reply.

What is an example of 360 degree feedback?

Given the depth of insight 360-degree feedback provides, questions and written responses can cover various topics. Here are some types of feedback, both positive and negative, that raters can provide:

Creativity: "This person is always looking for ways to improve our present processes and develop new strategies to streamline our work."

Communication: "This coworker has trouble listening to what others have to say. They rarely provide context or facts to back up their conclusions, preferring to focus on their own opinions. "

Teamwork: "During group initiatives, this person assists in task delegation and team organization. They give their best effort as soon as possible, allowing other team members to finish their work."

As you can see, responses might be straightforward or ambiguous. Once this data has been gathered, it is critical to examine and organize it strategically.

Does 360-degree feedback work?

360 is a potent development tool when done correctly. People can anonymously send comments to a coworker through the feedback process, which they might be hesitant to do otherwise. Feedback recipients gain insight into how others see them and have the opportunity to change their behaviors and build skills that will help them achieve at their employment.