360 Reviews are powerful
360 Reviews are powerful tools, but few people look forward to them. We think we’ve cracked that.
Here are some answers to common questions:
If you’re the Subject
How do I invite people to feedback on me?
Add their details into AdviceSheet, and we’ll invite them to participate by sending them a secure link to a series of questions.
What questions do you ask?
We ask 12 questions that we've found to elicit the most insightful responses, across a broad range of industries and professions. You can view them here.
How many people should I invite?
We recommend you invite at least 6 of your colleagues to contribute:
• A minimum of 2 of your Managers
• A minimum of 2 of your Peers
• A minimum of 2 of your Reports
It's a good idea to have more than two in case they don't respond or are unavailable.
And best if you let them know first.
How long do they have to respond?
We encourage people to respond within 2 weeks. However people can contribute at any time until you close your review, so it is up to you how long it stays open for.
What if they don’t respond?
You can track how many people have responded in your dashboard, and send out reminders and invite a few more to participate if needed. We’ll also send reminders a couple of times a week.
Can I thank participants for their feedback?
Yes, AdviceSheet allows you to do this after the report has been compiled, whilst keeping it all anonymous.
Who sees the results?
Only you and your coach will see the results. Other colleagues and co-workers won’t see the report unless you send it to them.
What’s the best way to review the 360 report?
Once we’ve collated all the feedback, we compile it into an anonymised report, which you can access from your dashboard and download as pdf. A warning here: don’t try to absorb the feedback on your own – that’ll only end in tears.
Find someone who can host a conversation to go through the report with you and invite them to use this tool with you.
If you’ve been invited to feedback on someone else
Will they be able to identify me?
Advice Sheet reports are 100% anonymous. The results from the surveys are anonymised, randomised and collated into confidential reports. So the subject of the report won’t know who said what, or be able to identify anyone directly.
So if you’re wondering if they can work out your identity when you contribute, we’ve done our best to make that difficult.
So can I let rip?
Er, we don’t advise that. Don’t worry about having a negative impact on your co-worker, but do be honest, constructive and respectful. The feedback will be absorbed in a conversation with a coach who will help them appreciate their strengths and acknowledge any weaknesses.
Help I don’t know what to write
Here’s some tips for providing good 360-degree feedback:
- Make your feedback straightforward, honest and respectful
- Don’t write a book
- Do make your key points
- Provide examples to illustrate your most important points
- Don’t expect to see the subject act on your feedback
- Do use the experience as a growth opportunity
We’ve included some guidance with the questions inside the tool too.
What if I have more questions?
We'd be happy to answer them. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org.