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360 degree performance appraisals: pros and cons

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1) What are the pros ("for") of 360 degree performance appraisals and feedback?

2) What are the cons ("against") of 360 degree performance appraisals and feedback?

3) Do you think you would like your performance to be appraised in this manner? Why or Why not? (I am looking for opinion here for variation).

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1. As you examine the pros, I feel like it does encourage more employee participation in assessments and offers a more employee-center method to evaluate. By giving data about strengths and weaknesses, I feel that it embodies great potential to foster employees' growth. I ...

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300 words of personal notes are integrated to brainstorm the pros and cons briefly of the 360 degree performance appraisals and feedback system.

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