Feedback Systems : An Effective Type Of Feedback System

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Feedback systems are vital to the success of organizations in business, school, sports, and life. A good feedback system can help an individual improve on weaknesses, maximize strengths, and get a sense of where they stand within a company or organizations. This is done by utilizing positive and negative feedback to an employee or manager. There are a myriad of different feedback systems available to companies such as team-based systems, self-appraisal systems, and 360-degree feedback systems. While they all have various strengths and weaknesses, the 360-degree feedback system stands out as the most effective way to communicate positive and negative feedback for everyone from the top to the bottom of an organization. The following research…show more content…
From this feedback, the worker is able to set goals for self-development which will advance their career and benefit the organization” (Tornow, 1998). This tells us that a successful 360-degree feedback system will take the opinions of several people in all parts of an employee’s job, and create an overall review of the worker. This gives the employee a chance to identify his/her own weaknesses and strengths, as well as seeing others’ opinions on those weaknesses and strengths. Most companies who implement a 360-degree feedback system will use it to rate not only employees, but also supervisors and managers, as it is effective at getting honest opinions of top level management from employees and customers. Once it is decided that a 360-degree feedback system will be implemented, it is important to ensure that everyone in the company understands the goals of the system. A good 360-degree feedback system will go through preparation planning before implementation. “The Preparation Stage of the implementation process determines how the 360° program links to the overall goals and organizational strategy and the overall performance management, succession planning, and career development process. This stage also addresses whether the program will be used for evaluative and/or developmental purposes” (Vukotich, 2010). One
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