Most of us know someone who is really difficult to work with – not because they’re bad at their job necessarily, but because people can’t get along with them. You might hear people say “You think they’d get the message by now” – but it simply doesn’t work that way. And someone having a word with them often doesn’t work either because they just take it all the wrong way.
But a powerful new 360 degree feedback tool from Appraisal360 can make all the difference. Using the online system the individual fills in a structured questionnaire about their behaviour, attitudes and approach. Then the same questionnaire is emailed to six people who know the individual well and Appraisal360 compile a report based on all the inputs.
Because the feedback is anonymous people feel that they can be more honest and the individual is more likely to take the feedback on board if it comes from a range of people that they know and trust.
Richard Oppenheimer, Director of Appraisal360 said, “It’s very hard to hide from something if everybody is saying the same thing.”
But people often find that the feedback shows up qualities that they never realised they had too.
Richard went on to say: “360-degree feedback as part of your appraisal and development process you can bring some serious benefits to both your business and your people.”
• People gain much better self awareness by learning how their colleagues perceive them .
• People generally like 360 degree feedback. They take things less personally and are more likely to take on board what's been said.
• It helps people understand how their behaviour influences both their own personal effectiveness and how they impact the smooth running of the organisation.
• It improves communication within the organisation and encourages a more open culture where giving and receiving constructive feedback is the norm.
• It is a very powerful driver for change both for individuals and organisations as a whole.
The Appraisal360 system is entirely online, you can pay as you go with your credit card and is suitable for individuals, employers of all sizes and HR Professionals such as coaches and trainers.

Author's Bio: 

Richard Oppenheimer runs an online 360 degree feedback bureau service at http://www.appraisal360.co.uk . Up until 2002 he spent over 20 years as a chartered engineer working for British Telecom - but his real passion has always been people and how they work. His greatest love is his two teenage children who also enjoy testing his competency profiles. They say that if they can understand them then everyone else ought to.