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Formal versus Informal Peer Reviews of Work Products
David Harland
I have been fortunate enough to work for a number of organisations where we used peer reviews of the products we produced. In one we used a system of FORMAL and rigorous peer review. These formal peer reviews for me and most of my colleagues took a while to do well and to be comfortable with, but we all benefited. The purpose, and everyone understood it, was to help us produce the best products we could. The process of formal review taught the participants a lot about cooperation and its benefits, and also a great deal about themselves. What I realised was that in previous firms, where I really enjoyed working, although we did not use a formal process, we were also engaged in an INFORMAL process of peer review, peer engagement and mutual assistance. Turns out this informal level of peer engagement is the most highly correlated behaviour linked with success (J.R. Hackman). (...) Read more? Sign up for free
 

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Informal Peer Engagement Process
Marl van der Toorn, Manager, Netherlands, Moderator
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Outcome of Informal Peer Reviews
James Antwi, HR Consultant, Swaziland, Member
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Peer Review… It's About Trust
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One or the Other, Neither?
Chris Hoe, Director, Australia, Member
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Peer Review not Appraisal
David Harland, Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
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Peer Review is a Feed Back
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Peer Review is not Quality
Tim Dibble, Project Manager, United States, Member
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Formal Evaluation, Open Review and Informal Intimate Feedback
Chris Hoe, Director, Australia, Member
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Clarify Peer Review Appraisal Terms
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