Executive coach Steve Roesler has heard too many top managers say they rely on 360 assessments to give feedback to middle managers. “If the object of feedback were only to provide raw data, maybe that wouldn’t matter. However, employees at all levels want feedback and direction first and foremost from their boss. That’s the relationship workers at all levels rely upon when making decisions.”
Don’t use 360 assessments to avoid giving direct feedback.
Source: All Things Workplace.