360 DFB Must be a Continuous and Open Process

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360 DFB Must be a Continuous and Open Process
Hareesh Ramachandran, Coach, India, Member
360 is a continuous feedback mechanism. Organizations which have 360s as a major tool for people development mostly collect feedback on regular intervals. Some do it half yearly, some yearly and so on depending on the pattern they decide.
The 360 feedback practice can be effective only when there is an open communication culture. Should we try to apply this feedback mechanism as anonymous, the very purpose of the practice can be lost, as people would view it with a lot of insecurity, since there is a lot of room for misuse of this tool.
For example, if a team is so unfortunate to have a biased manager, this anonymous style will give him more room for manipulative practices. This manager then could use anonymous feedback as evidence and a point of argument against someone he dislikes, thereby depriving that person of what he deserves; maybe a promotion or a pay hike.
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Missing on the List Here is Self Evaluation
Steve Foster, Consultant, Netherlands, Member
Please do not dismiss self evaluation (e.g. portfolio preparation) until you have learned more about it'...Sign up

Hareesh Ramachandran, Coach, India, Member
Steve... Could you provide more clarity?...Sign up

Self-evaluation Matters. Communication of the Feedback
Jide Olaniran
Steve is very correct that the person being assessed must also evaluate him(her)self by honestly answering same questions as others about what ...Sign up

Adding to Jide's Comment
Hareesh Ramachandran, Coach, India, Member
In the exceptional case as mentioned, when the mangager is biased, even self-assessment will not be a defense for the assessee because, if the assesse...Sign up

360 Feedback - Acceptance of Vulnerability
SAMUEL LUZOBE, Consultant, Uganda, Member
Open communication is key in using the 360 degree feed back. But a culture of open communication must be combined with an acceptance of vulnerabili...Sign up

Balance of Feedback Mechanism
jeff mitchell
360% feedback is a great mechanism, if people are prepared to give honest and open views. If they are anonymous this does not need to be such a...Sign up

Never Use Anonymous Feedback
Naiema Mohammed, Manager, Trinidad and Tobago, Member
In order to promote transparency within an organization, it is always better to conduct collaborative training programmes with supervisors/mana...Sign up

Anonymous Feedback
Kirk Witzberger, United States, Member
Hit and run" feedback, with no name attached, is not valuable and can be hurful. As Hareesh alluded, a culture of open and mature communication...Sign up

360 DFB - Open Communication with Constructive Attitude
Nguyen An Thuy, Viet Nam, Member
Open communication is a necessary key for the organization to use 360 degree feedback. However, I think open communication needs to go with a cons...Sign up

Good Idea But...
Asrat Dereb, Teacher, Ethiopia, Member
The idea is so interesting. However: some people around us are not capable to give genuine feedback due to personal feeling, emotion and other ...Sign up

Reality Can Be Overcome
Hareesh Ramachandran, Coach, India, Member
Your observation is very true Asrat. As I indicated this is the part where managers / leaders have to really ensure proper integration of the perso...Sign up

How does a Manager Ensure Proper Understanding of 360 DFB?
Nguyen An Thuy, Viet Nam, Member
Your ideas are really useful. The fact that some people are not capable of giving genuine feedback occurs in many organizations. I also wonder how we ...Sign up

The Issue of Trust
Glen T. Mashburn, Consultant, United States, Member
In order for this or any feedback to truly be effective, an organization must first build trust. Without that prerequisite, feedback means litt...Sign up

360 DFB Culture in the Organization and in the Society
ONOJEHARHO E. JOHN, CEO, Nigeria, Member
360 DFB can be a resource if the culture of the organisation is democratic and willing to tolerate constructive criticisms (I would prefer to u...Sign up

The Power of Simplicity In 360 DFB
Danilo Rojas, Business Consultant, Colombia, Member
We had all this experiences until we expressed all our jobs in terms of statistics, specifically what we will measure on every job inside the c...Sign up

360 Feedback Prerequisites
jeff mitchell
Very interesting dialogue from Hareesh's opening statement. Is there an opportunity to develop a simple list of what are prerequisites to get 360 d...Sign up

360 Degree Feedback Need 360 Degree Evaluation
Alhassan Sulemana, Teacher, Ghana, Member
In order to ensure a more objective appraisal, feedback from each appraiser can be evaluated by other appraisers in the feedback circle. This process ...Sign up

Inflexible and Expensive
Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada, Premium Member
That's my experience doing 360 feedback. While the intentions are honorable, you often get unintended negative consequences that outweigh the benefits...Sign up

Culture of Trust
Veenvliet, Coach, Netherlands, Member
As a HRD advisor I would ask the following question: 360 degrees feedback as a means to what end?
To develop an organisation by means of d...Sign up

Applying 360 Appraisal in Immature Organizational Climate
Ana Luz Padierna, Consultant, Mexico, Member
In companies where the organizational climate is not stable or mature it is risky to apply 360. However, I've seen that it can be done through...Sign up

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