How to Conduct a Constructive 360 Degree Review
In last year’s Alternative Hangouts, a number of our panellists mentioned that they perform 360 performance reviews. But what exactly are they and how can they help your team develop their skills?
What is a 360 degree review?
While traditional appraisals look like employees receiving feedback from their employer about their job performance, a 360 degree review has a more holistic approach. Instead of just factoring in feedback from a manager, 360 degree feedback requires input from multiple team members. This extends beyond basic technical performance expectations and focuses on the development of soft skills. It’s important to note that a 360 review isn’t designed to replace a performance appraisal but to complement it so that technical skills and soft skills are intertwined for maximum impact.
These soft skills might include but aren’t limited to the following areas:
- Creativity and innovation
Ultimately, the goal of a 360 degree review is to empower employees to harness their potential. It is not designed to overwhelm them by flooding them with harsh criticism.