The 360 review process is a comprehensive, modern approach to the standard, one-on-one yearly performance review. By collecting feedback from an employee’s manager, team members, and direct reports, the insights gained can provide more clarity on job performance and interpersonal skills across the greater organization.
A 360 evaluation is designed to provide more thorough insights into each individual’s strengths and weaknesses, and which specific aspects of their work would be best served with added professional development. Individuals have a better understanding of how their performance and effectiveness within the organization is viewed by other members of their team. 360 feedback is typically based on behaviors that other employees have experienced, whereas managers may not be as involved on a day-to-day basis.