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What is a 360 Degree Feedback Survey?

What is a 360 Degree Feedback Survey?

360 degree feedback survey is a multi - rater feedback survey that provides individuals (subjects) with thorough and constructive feedback from their raters which include -
  • Direct reports/subordinates
  • Managers
  • Peers/colleagues and
  • Externals
  • Self
The feedback received is comparatively analysed vis-a-vis the subjects’ self-assessment. A 360 degree feedback survey normally include 40-50 questions, covered under different parameters and dimensions. The 360 degree questions are both close-ended and open-ended, giving out a quantitative as well qualitative analysis.

The primary reason to do this full circle confidential review is to -
  • Gain information about ones performance (work behaviour, hidden strengths, blind spots, etc) from multiple perspectives.
  • Offer an honest and trustworthy channel to people to give and receive real time feedback.
  • Carry out effective performance appraisals at work.
  • Decide the future course of action keeping employees and the organisation un mind.
Running a 360 degree appraisal is a smart way to gain relevant feedback on employees and is also very crucial for an organisations’ performance management program.

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