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Assignment 1 A Week 5- Short Answer Question Is 360-degree feedback little more than a passing fad Over many decades people have continually provided feedback to others about their behaviour and productivity while organizations use feedback to monitor control and make changes to improve organizational development In addition for organizations to better compete in the complexities and frequently changed environment many organizations have restructured their traditional hierarchical structure to a flexible flattened and horizontal structure Hancock and Colonel 1999 This has caused a wider span of control therefore managers were incapable to observe the performance of a large number of individuals This created a need for non-traditional feedback systems Supervisors required feedback from multiple sources because they are not fully acknowledge each one of individuals performances or behaviours The research has shown that with traditional feedback systems managers and employees self-perception is biased and they tend to overrate their own skills Waldman and Atwater 1998 That would be destructive to organizations strategic decisions of management development coaching and succession planning Therefore certain aspects of feedback have changed such as the purpose method and source in which feedback has been provided As a result of all many firms organizations have expanded the idea of traditional feedback into what they called 360-degree feedback with a 360-degree feedback system individuals receive feedback from multiple sources Nowack Kenneth 1993 These sources include supervisors subordinates peers or colleagues team members internal and external customers and suppliers and the feedback recipients themselves Hancock and Colonel 1993 By contrast with traditional upwards and downwards feedback the research suggest that 360-degree feedback creates more accurate and balanced performance measures and helps overcome the typical personal and organizational bias found in single source supervisor ratings therefore be candid about individuals strengths and weaknesses Casioppe and Albrecht 2000 Feedback from varies parties thus allowing the individual to make improvement in their behaviours and skills Dessler Griffiths et
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