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How to Build and Use a 360-Degree Feedback System—Management Development by Warren Shaver, Jr.

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Chapter . Job Aid

Is Your Organization Ready for 360?

Before you jump into a 360-degree feedback process, ask yourself the following 10 questions. A “yes” answer on any one is a red flag. It doesn't mean abandon the idea. But carefully consider that issue as you develop your multirater system.

  1. Is the organizational culture hierarchical rather than participatory?

    • □ Yes

    • □ No

  2. Does the organizational culture force managers to compete with one another?

    • □ Yes

    • □ No

  3. Are there continuous, long-standing personality conflicts in the organization?

    • □ Yes

    • □ No

  4. Is there a lack of trust between managers and subordinates? between managers? between managers and upper management?

    • □ Yes

    • □ No

  5. Do managers who will be rated have fewer than three subordinates each?

    • □ Yes

    • □ No

  6. Do managers ...

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