There are many ways you can use surveys in your business to help your management team. Many of these surveys rely on basic questions and a section for feedback. The problem is that
this method does not always give you the feedback you need to improve your management techniques. A 360-degree feedback survey can offer more benefits to your team than a standard survey. Here are some of the benefits they offer and what to know about each one.
Perception of Actions
As a manager, you may think changes and actions are obvious or come off as understandable. The problem is that you may have employees who are not taking the changes or your actions the way you think. The 360-degree feedback survey will show where your actions and changes are not being received, why they are not being received well and where possible changes can occur. You may find the issue is not with the change but with the attitude that is being perceived with the actions. The benefit of the survey is the ability to let you see these issues, where the changes need to be made and how you can use the perception of your actions to make those changes.
One of the benefits of using 360-degree feedback surveys is the ability to look at the skills of your team. You can use the surveys to see where the strengths are in your team and where the weaknesses are. You may find that there are several areas where all of your team needs to improve. You can also see where your team excels. This knowledge can help you lean towards your team's strengths to improve not only the management aspects of the business but also improve business operations based on those strengths.
You can use the 360-degree feedback surveys to help you focus in on certain points of the management of your business. For example, you can focus on leadership, skills, or the effectiveness of projects and changes that have been made. The benefit of this is the ability to break down the actual issues in any given department. You can then see where the actual issues are occurring and work with those issues. Once you have made the changes you need to make, you can use the surveys to focus on other points in the management team area.
If you think that 360-degree feedback surveys would benefit your management team, contact a survey developer. They can help create the right survey for your team and help you with analyzing the survey as well. If you have specific concerns with your surveys and feedback, discuss them with your HR representative and survey developers or consultants.