Sometimes, you don’t know what you don’t know. 360° assessments can help.
Blind spots are one of the biggest career derailers. (We believe that what you don’t know CAN hurt you.) When you have a leader or high-potential employee who needs development or wants to kick their performance up a notch, a 360° assessment can be a real eye-opener.
What is a 360° assessment?
A 360° assessment allows individuals who work with the person being assessed to give anonymous feedback on specific behaviors. With 360° feedback, the “full-circle” group of people that an individual works with provide their unique perspectives on the individual’s behavior. This “full-circle” can include their manager(s), peers, direct reports, customers – as well as a self-assessment completed by the employee.
Everyone’s feedback is compiled into one cohesive report, enabling participants to clearly compare how they view their own performance against the views of others. The results are then analyzed with the help of a performance coach. Together the coach and the employee develop an action plan including development activities and measurable outcomes.
Our experience is that 360° assessments are most valuable when they are:
- Developmental (not punitive)
- Driven by an employee’s desire to be coached
- Customized for the individual or team
- Done over time (not as a one-time event)
TLG uses Assess Systems’ 360° Feedback tool. We incorporate this tool into many of our coaching engagements. We handle all of the administration, so you don’t have the hassles of tracking rater responses, sending reminders or creating reports.
All 360 feedback engagements are customized, as no two situations are alike
Click the image below for a step-by-step description of each element of TLG’s process.