Larry Cipolla
July 30, 2013

It is standard practice for some type of formal review to take place in the office. However, some forms of feedback are more beneficial than other types. Businesses must be willing to work with all employees, and 360 based feedback and well-rounded employee appraisals can help companies across numerous industries move forward. 

The performance appraisal process entails giving employees regular and systematic information about their work performance. Managers must remember that it is in fact a process, and team members will learn the quality of their performance and how their behavior affects others. Some common concerns that business leaders might have with such feedback include:

  • The stress of giving and receiving feedback in-person
  • Infrequent feedback
  • Employees are ranked, rather than held to objective and quantifiable standards
  • Feedback focuses on the person—not his or her actual performance.

Partnering with CCi Surveys International gives businesses the opportunity to automate the feedback process, being able to create employee performance appraisals for specific departments, senior employees or even those who are newly hired. Giving contributors constant data gives them the ability to course-correct much more quickly and build upon their strengths.

According to company president and director Larry Cipolla, higher performing employees are more likely to want feedback and have it be frequent. In general, continuous feedback is becoming more popular for numerous organizations.

"Continuous feedback provides employees within ongoing feedback regarding their performance and effectiveness as they interact with others," he said. "Web-based or network based systems can make the process of giving and receiving feedback more convenient."

Cipolla added that feedback can also be presented in real-time, as situations present themselves, rather than waiting for the next annual or semi-annual performance review. 

Tomorrow, this blog will continue this discussion of 360 appraisals and performance appraisals, instead focusing on how a less formal approach can be successful.