If you are like me, I had never heard of a 360 review. In the last week, I had the opportunity to participate in two separate reviews. One was part of a leadership course and relatively short. The second was conducted by the human resources department. It was quite in depth and had so much useful information.
A 360 is a survey about you and your performance within the organization. You are rated by direct reports, peers, executive leadership and others within the organization. The 360 evaluation compares your self-evaluation with how others evaluated you. The report is intended to help you understand where you currently are and may help you direct your path for the future.
After a brief Google review of 360’s I found that many people believe that they are ineffective. This report was a good summary:
My boss used as at an opportunity for growth. That was my hope when I asked for the review. He gave me great pointers to continue to learn and move forward in my corporate position. It was also an opportunity for me to see how I have grown in the corporate world the last year. The review helped encourage me and direct me on my future path.
To do a 360 or not to do a 360. What are your thoughts?