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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 [...]

The Power of Positivity 2017-12-14T14:34:08+00:00

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 [...]

Why 360 Degree Feedback Works 2017-12-07T13:00:01+00:00

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 [...]

Context & Fairness in 360-Degree Feedback 2017-12-04T12:14:48+00:00

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 [...]

Eliminating Feedback Bias 2017-11-27T12:47:27+00:00

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: [...]

The Power of Followup after 360-Degree Feedback 2017-12-04T12:16:10+00:00

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 2017-12-04T12:27:58+00:00

Selecting Question Format

Selecting Question Format Given that every organization is unique, there is no research to qualify the scientifically best strategy for choosing and selecting question format, although there is research offering different effective approaches. Vision Metric's Consulting Group provided some insight into consumer preferences and strategies for choosing specific questions. This information, however, cannot be extrapolated [...]

Selecting Question Format 2017-11-28T11:19:03+00:00

Goal Setting by Upper Level Management

“In the absence of an externalized bureaucratic structure, it becomes more important to have an internalized cognitive structure of what the organization stands for and where it intends to go (Albert et al. 2000)”   The support of upper-level management is one of the most crucial aspects of setting up an effective 360-degree feedback action [...]

Goal Setting by Upper Level Management 2017-11-28T11:22:57+00:00

Employee Motivation

Motivated, engaged employees are crucial to any successful organization. Research has found that initiatives based on organizational social support and employee development are factors that make an employee feel important in their workplace (Maurer, Mitchell, & Barbeite, 2002). By empowering employees to develop on both a personal and a professional level, they are led to [...]

Employee Motivation 2017-11-27T12:49:41+00:00