360-degree feedback has become an important part of many performance management systems. It provides employees with performance feedback from supervisors, co-workers, peers, and customers, and for managers, their direct reports. The performance feedback is usually a part of a developmental plan and is often a part of the organization’s performance appraisal process, as well. However, 360-degree feedback has come under criticism in many organizations. Evaluate the benefits and criticism that 360-degree feedback has encountered. What are the pros and cons of the method as well as the organizational requirements for success? If your company uses a 360-degree process, include your own personal experience with the method and your assessment of its value. If your company does not use a 360-degree feedback process, analyze whether you think that it could be successful in your organization.
The final paragraph (three or four sentences) of your initial post should summarize the one or two key points that you are making in your initial response.