180-degree assessments are set up within organizations to identify competency gaps, generate tailored learning, and create Development Plans for employees. The reports are designed to improve an individual’s awareness of his capabilities and areas of improvement, while highlighting resources available to support his development.Generally, a 180 performance review or 180 degree feedback exercise is recommended for junior and middle management employees.
In this methodology, development feedback is typically generated through self and manager inputs. The system then creates a consolidated report, comparing the two assessments, and highlighting patterns and conclusions. The manager-employee duo discusses this report, with or without the presence of a facilitating HR expert, and creates a detailed Individual Development Plan for the employee.