Starting a 360 review process might seem like a daunting task. You’ve got to coordinate sending questionnaires to staff members, make sure they complete them fully and assess the results. If you have to do this with a few hundred people, the process can potentially get out of hand. An online survey service cuts out the issue of managing the entire 360 review process, while allowing you to remain hands-on. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of using a self-managed 360 review service.
People are pretty tech-savvy; every day we use laptops, smart phones and tablets. But occasionally we might need a bit of help when it comes to a new piece of software. The benefit of a 360 review service is that you will receive assistance when it comes to creating questionnaires and reports, be able to seek advice if you are unsure about any aspect of the process and request back up assistance from real people if you are under time pressure. You are also able to adapt and develop your system over time as internal processes change so that you are not stuck with a static system.
If you travel a lot for work, keeping track of your 360 review is not a problem. You can access your 360 survey over the internet and follow the progress of the entire process on the move. Providing the questionnaire to a staff member that may not have access to a computer is also possible. Reports can be turned into PDFs and printed out for their use as a coaching diagnostic tool.
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When carrying out a paper-based 360 review, collating data is very time-consuming. An online 360 review service saves time and money by collecting data and creating reports to specifications you’ve established. Also, if people fail to complete the survey fully, they can be automatically notified so you don’t have to chase people to finish the questionnaire. Not only that, but the accessibility of the online approach really motivates people to “drive” their own process and development.
A self-managed 360 review service allows you to be as engaged in the process as you want to be. If you want to micro-manage every detail of the survey, but still receive some guidance when it comes to making questionnaires or creating reports, you can. This blend of assistance when you need it and easy-to-use software means that you can complete a 360 review in good time and with minimum fuss.
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