Aligned Momentum

Traditional annual reviews tend to be top-down, requiring the manager to remember an entire year’s worth of performance, understand it, and determine that team member’s appraisal. Many managers feel this is a burden. Since appraisals are often tied to raises, managers can be hesitant to give negative feedback, or even delay delivering the appraisal, which can cause resentment. Switching to something like 360 degree feedback – from customers, peers, employees, and managers – can make reviews more meaningful and also less stressful for everyone.