All the Way Around: Tips for a Quick 360 Review

"Twice and thrice over, as they say, good it is to repeat and review what is good." -- Plato, ancient Greek philosopher. We've all undergone job performance reviews. Ideally, you experience them at least once a year—hopefully more often if your organization keeps a tighter rein on strategic alignment. As a manager, you've probably conducted any number of them on your own employees. Until a few years ago, such evaluations went in one direction only: downward. All criticisms, praise, and suggestions came from leadership to team members. In recent years, however, the workplace has begin to evolve away from the "Me Boss, You Not" attitude. Professional work has become more of a collaborative affair. Many managers lead by consensus and example, rather than by handing down edicts from senior … [Read more...]