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The Power of Positivity

A successful organization should power positivity at every level Ensuring positivity is crucial when empowering employees to constructively develop within an organization. As a manager praises the areas in which one has scored well, an employee will realize they are valued within the organization and will, therefore, be more open to receiving critiques. Basically, a positive attitude will create an environment for feedback [...]

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Why 360 Degree Feedback Works

360 feedback works Misunderstanding can reinforce prejudice, distrust, and poor communication, leading an organization to produce results which do not align with an organization’s bottom line. This “vicious circle” (Fisher, 2012) can produce counter reactions, tension, and inefficiencies in a company. 360 degree feedback puts effective communication and a collective vision at the heart of an organization so that consistent [...]

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Context & Fairness in 360-Degree Feedback

Neutrality is essential, as interpretations are subjective   Given the anonymity and comprehensive nature, 360-degree feedback is seen as one of the most equitable ways to administer honest feedback. Feedback context & fairness in 360-Degree Feedback is subjective, however, and “rests in the eye of the beholder” (Greenberg, 1988). In the realm of fairness, the personal evaluation in the feedback system [...]

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Eliminating Feedback Bias

Academics have researched how to keep administrative feedback generally accepted, unbiased, and fair. These goals, in part, led to the development of 360-degree feedback. Research in the field is only beginning to catch up with practitioner usage and the system is still being critiqued for several drawbacks regarding eliminating feedback bias (Levy, 2010). Regardless, 360-degree feedback is seen as a [...]

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The Power of Followup after 360-Degree Feedback

“360 should not be a stand-alone event. There must be development, planning and followup” (Fleenor et al. 2008). Maximize the impact of 360 degree feedback by stressing the followup 360 performance reviews are most effective on when it extends beyond employees receiving quantitative data. Self-reflection is encouraged but is more powerful when paired with followup: coaching, goal setting, and positive [...]

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Maximizing 360-Degree Feedback Honesty

People often dislike providing feedback, especially when it is unfavorable. In many cases, the risk of having one’s identity revealed is not even worth the risk of sharing in the first place (Fleenor et al. 2008).  This concept is particularly advantageous today because there is a slim risk of revealing an individual’s particular responses, therefore maximizing 360-degree feedback honesty. Many third-party [...]

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