360 Degree Feedback as a Tool for Team Development?

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Malin Eriksson
Student (University), Sweden

360 Degree Feedback as a Tool for Team Development?

Does anyone have experience from using 360 degree feedback for the development of teams, or as a tool for settling conflicts? I would like to hear about how one can go about doing that.

  muhammad yousuf, Pakistan
 

360 Degree Feedback for team Development

It depends on the culture - how it responds to feedback. If the corporate culture is based on candor (Ed: ~openness) then 360 feedback is possible and can be exercised.

  Nancy J. White
Consultant, United States
 

360's

Agreed, in a culture of feedback and focus on leadership behaviors, it works great. I have a proprietary 360 which I execute frequently. It works wonderful as a tool or part of a bigger process for coaching and measuring effectiveness. It is more commonly used as a 180 which just includes self, supervisor, and peers. The other half are family and friends, and clients/vendors.

  Hareesh Ramachandran
Coach, India
 

360's Great for Fostering Better Team Relationship, BUT:

Wonderful tool for development and fostering better team relationship. I have been working in such a team and have come across the pros and cons. I support Muhammad and Nancy's comment that this practice has a lot to do with culture. A person who is being introduced to 360 has to be introduced properly on the "why, when, where and how" part of this practice. Most leaders/managers fail to do so. The result is that, the team members view the whole process with a lot of insecurity. Secondly the purpose of the practice must be clearly stated. Otherwise it will also be misused as a tool to criticise a team member with an objective to gain an advantage in the competitive team environment. Thirly the person who reviews the feedback should have to ability to look for objectivity in feedbacks.

  Charles
Business Consultant, United Kingdom
 

360 for Team Development

We have used 360 to do exactly that - our approach was to generate all the feedback reports and then run a workshop wher...

  Colin Newbold
CEO, United Kingdom
 

Not Sure I Agree

First, for complete transparency and full disclosure, my company sells a 360-degree feedback platform... So you'd expect...

 

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