Use of a Development Plan

Once the feedback recipient has identified a clear set of development targets, clarified his or her preferred learning techniques, and determined the most effective strategies for change, all the information should be consolidated so that he or she can refer back to it easily to refocus or clarify an objective. In our experience, a development plan is the best tool for this sort of consolidation. Not only will it serve as a reference and reminder, but the process of planning specific action steps forces people to think through all their development activities and how they can be monitored.
As part of our 360-degree work sessions, therefore, we include a planning guide that each person completes after the sharing ...

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