Thank you for sharing that insightful perspective on appraisals and feedback. It highlights the creative possibilities that exist to incorporate a humane approach and a warm human touch.
It also reinforces the reality that appreciation can provide more motivation to employees than any other form of reward.
From India, Mumbai
In general well designed appraisal system formats (360 Degrees included) provide for Performance Assessment on both FUNCTIONAL and BEHAVIOURAL competencies. Apart from a structured approach, the formats do provide columns for some additional information to be shared.
The sad part is seldom this is filled up by the assessor for (alleged?) want of time.
When the Performance report goes to the next stage (review), the reviewer is even busier and invariably concurs with the observations recorded. Often without any further value addition, the reviewer closes the assessment and forwards it to HR for increment and training purposes.
The message above in the opening thread is an eye opener to unearth the hidden talents of the employee that can become useful to the Company / Organization.