360 Degree Feedback Examples - How to provide constructive feedback

What is 360-degree feedback?

This type of feedback, also known as multi-rater feedback, is typically collected on behalf of an employee to recognise their efforts and to provide constructive feedback. Running a performance review can be challenging given the time constraints and different biases involved.

This feedback is typically collected from the manager, peers and direct reports of an employee to get more objective feedback on how that employee is performing in the workplace. This type of review works well because it prevents the bias from one person from influencing the performance review.

When all the reviewers in such a review align on the feedback provided, the manager and employee can rely more heavily on that feedback. 

The key to collecting good feedback using a suitable peer review template. You also need to facilitate the process in a way that promotes psychological safety and employee development as outcomes.

Giving Constructive Feedback

When giving constructive feedback, it's important to remember to distinguish a person from their actions. It is best to focus on the issue at hand, whether it's a pattern or performance on a specific project, without making broader claims about who they are. If it feels like a personal attack, the individual will be more likely to shut down than to listen to what you have to say.

Examples of 360 Feedback

Leadership Skills Feedback

Positive

"This person is very confident in their role as group leader. They can get the most out of everyone on the team."

"This person is highly effective at leading work groups and able to resolve conflicts among participants."

"This person is fair and treats every employee in the team equally and respectfully."

Needs Improvement

"This person is biased and favours some employees more than others in the team."

"This person provides no recognition to a team member's effort and hard work."

"This person can't explain the goals and objectives of a task clearly to an employee."

Communication Skills Feedback

Positive

"This person's communication skills are great, and they can make others understand the point clearly."

"This person is adept at communicating difficult messages and decisions skillfully."

"This person is precise in giving directions and effectively communicates what they expect from their team members."

Needs Improvement

"This person fails to communicate with their peers effectively, causing a lot of misunderstanding within the team."

"This person's direct and impersonal approach to handling discussions is ineffective in boosting the morale of those around them."

"This person needs improvement in replying to emails promptly."

Teamwork Feedback

Positive

"This person can be relied upon by team members."

"This person respects others and gives everyone equal opportunities to express their opinions."

"This person is a great team player. Their team members respect and appreciate them."

Needs Improvement

"This person is inconsiderate towards' others' opinions and ideas."

"This person tries to take credit for the work done by their team."

"This person tries to use their seniority to dominate their team members."

Productivity Feedback

Positive

"This person delivers urgent work without compromising on the details."

"This person always meets deadlines and makes the best time use."

"This person exceeds expectations by delivering more than assigned work despite the tight schedule."

Needs Improvement

"This person constantly pushes deadlines and fails to deliver on time."

"This person lacks a sense of urgency."

"This person has started delivering low-quality work to finish their work on time."

Attendance Feedback

Positive

"This person always comes in on time, follows the schedule and adheres to their lunch break time."

"This person replies to emails and calls in time."

"This person schedules their time off in advance and can be relied upon for completing your tasks on time."

Needs Improvement

"This person takes too many personal calls in a day."

"This person repeatedly exceeds their  lunch break time that interferes with their work schedule."

"This person often comes to the office late, causing scheduled meetings to start late. It also affects others' schedules. They need to keep up with the schedule so coworkers can keep up with theirs too."

Interpersonal Skills Feedback

Positive

"Even when disagreeing with others, this person does it gracefully and respectfully."

"This person can adapt easily to various situations and different people."

"This person is equal in their treatment of everyone and communicates with their peers respectfully."

Needs Improvement

"This person seems to find it difficult to express their emotions and feelings, which often causes misunderstandings."

"When given any kind of feedback, This person doesn't take it positively."

"This person does not take the time to develop and sustain positive and beneficial relationships."

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