I have query !
Mathematically, a circle comes to cessation at 360 degree. When we mention a 720 degree are we talking of any overlapping of two systems where one involves one aspect and another deals with a separate?
Since i have not come across any 720 degree appraisal i am bit intrigued in knowing the same
I went through some consultant's site to find the following information... [this is as much as i could find from the site...
# 360 Feedback
What it is.
Also known as "survey/feedback", "multi-rater assessment", and "360-degree" feedback, it is basically a way for someone to collect opinions from stakeholders. An early group process from the 1950's "t-groups" would place the "subject" on a chair in a circle, surrounded by a small group of other participants who would then fire away with perceptions of his communication style. Today most 360's are paper or electronic questionnaires that employees complete on their managers. The "360" implies that just like the early circles, feedback will come in from those in different power positions: above, lateral and below. Sometimes customers are also included.
What's wrong with 360.
A seriously high percentage of 360's on the market fail to meet the most basic of psychometric standards. As such, they discourage the knowledgeable participant from giving the results anything but casual attention. There are other problems as well, but all are avoided with Clark Wilson's "720" surveys.
# 720 Feedback®
Once is not enough.
Continuous improvement requires constant measurement. As useful as it is to take a Clark Wilson "360" the first time, it's the 2nd and 3rd times when one can also measure progress. We have pioneered the "pre-post" concept of feedback since the early 1970's and have continuously shown measurable improvement among participants who have completed their action plans.
Here are a few features that distinguish 720 Feedback®
15 role-matched instruments. Furthermore, our research indicates which competencies drive success in each role.
Concurrent validity. Our instruments correlate with career success. Ask for bibliography of 3rd party research projects, including long-term studies of 1,000's of participants.
Reliability. Factor analysis and expert authorship assure the measurement acuity of our surveys.
Leader in web-based assessments. Booth was one of the first vendors to offer web-based surveys and client administration tools. Our online surveys meet the highest security and ease of use standards.
Developmental workshops, tools, and coaching to assure return on investment.
Still would like to know more about it... looks to be improvement over 360 degree..
>that's true... There is a very slight improvement over 360 degree.<
Some 360 providers don't want employers to see what has improved--all too often the improvement is marginal at best.
>But the fact is, you don't see major break through in HR so often...<
I agree, but the book "First break all the rules, what the world's greatest managers do differently" could be a break through if readers were to ask for help in putting its insights to work. We have been doing it for a long time.
>so even small enhancement to current tools are beneficial...<
I agree, but is a 720 anything more than two 360s?
my remarks were of what is happening in the general industry....
Even I need to read a lot more on 720 degree... I think that the concept is
|I agree, but is a 720 anything more than two 360s?|
|>But the fact is, you don't see major break through in HR so often...<|
I agree that your consultancy might be using similar techniques before somebody else gave it a fancy name... none the less the technique, even you would agree is beneficial for the HR community
Some of the points of difference I came across are [actual quote for the document]
720 degree does not propose to be of only two assessment but a continuous assessment...
Further, I belive that preparing of the tool has to be done keeping in mind that the outcome is going to be evaluated again after some specified period.... So the assessment sheets and forms are to be prepared accordingly....
The more I read it... I come to believe that it is different from traditional 360 degree...
Would be able to comment further only once I have read the subject thoroughly
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