Precise, credible information about individual performance
For an enterprise to evolve, the people working within it will have to adapt; and for this to be successful, they first of all need to know what it is about the way they are currently performing that needs to change.
This is where 360-degree feedback is playing a growing role in enterprises, through its ability to provide structured, in depth information about current performance and what will be required of an individual in the future to enable detailed and relevant development plans to be formulated.
360-degree feedback asks people to give ratings and narrative comments about someone else’s work. Success doesn’t depend on any particular organisational structure. Even a matrix structure poses no significant problems, if the people providing input are familiar with each other’s work habits.
Professionally managed, 360-degree feedback increases individual self-awareness, and as part of a strategic organisational process can promote:
* Increased understanding of the behaviours required to improve both individual and organisational effectiveness
* More focused development activities, built around the skills and
* competencies required for successful organisational performance
* Increased involvement of people at all levels of the organisation
* Increased individual ownership for self-development and learning
* Increased familiarity with the implications of cultural or strategic change
360-degree feedback gives precise, credible information about important aspects of individual performance that are otherwise hard to measure. The feedback can enhance a person’s effectiveness in the workplace and promote teamwork.
360 feedback should be introduced in a thoughtful, deliberate way, beginning with pilot groups, so that lessons learned can be shared and the system modified to meet everyone’s needs.
Most independent academic institutions encourage enterprises to seek the help of an experienced consultant the first time around.
Harbour Future leaders have been developing, executing, and provided expert feedback on 360 and 180 degree surveys for ten years, and we have a wealth of knowledge and advice to share with prospective clients. We provide cost effective and speedy solutions, and full end-to-end service from initial design to assisting with the creation of individual development plans following professionally administered feedback sessions.
Most of our clients use 360-degree surveys as part of the self awareness phase in many of the leadership development programs they facilitate.
For more information please contact one of our consultants.