Most leaders do a good job. Otherwise, they would not be in leadership positions. But as leaders rise through the ranks, they often receive less and less honest information about themselves and their performance. A 360 review provides a way for leaders to test their views, recognize previously unseen strengths, and become aware of blind spots in their perceptions.
Why 360 degree feedback?
Some leaders question the idea of conducting a formal 360-degree feedback process: “If I want feedback from others, why wouldn’t I just ask them? The problem is that most leaders don’t ask for feedback, and if they did, people would not be as candid or comprehensive in their feedback as they can by using a 360 survey.