Assesses: Performance gaps, development opportunities, peer analysis.
360 provides your organisation with an objective framework for identifying performance gaps, developing self-awareness and creating an environment for constructive and honest feedback. This assessment quickly and easily enables staff to gather performance feedback from colleagues, as well as internal and external stakeholders, to then compare this feedback with their own perception of their performance.
360 can help you:
- Ensure you are delivering the standards that you aspire to
- Ensure that teaching strategies are being implemented and received well
- Help to uncover strengths and weaknesses
- Open discussions on how performance can be improved
If you're interested in exploring using the 360 tool with Thomas further, get in touch using the following form.
Want to see it in action? Check out our Chichester College testimonial.
Test author: Sarah Hamilton-Gill
Year of construction: 2012
Background and theory:
The Thomas 360 Bespoke system was developed by Sarah Hamilton-Gill and Thomas International in 2012. The 360 Elite system concept was developed by Sarah Hamilton-Gill over 15 years prior to this as a means to make paper-based 360 programmes more efficient.
360 degree feedback provides individuals with a better understanding of their performance because the respondents provide a rounded '360 degree' perspective on the individual's competencies, helping reduce an individual's biases.
The respondent's feedback remains confidential and anonymous throughout the process and allows them to answer more freely in an open and honest way. The Thomas 360 Bespoke allows you to choose the areas required for your business, either by selecting from the eight questionnaire templates or selecting from the bank of 31 competencies.
Thomas 360 Bespoke:
Select a template or choose the competencies to create the framework for your 360. Respondents rate the individual’s performance on each competency on a scale of 1-7 (1 indicating that the individual needs development and 7 indicating the individual is exceptional).
There is also a section which allows the respondents to write comments in free text. The report provides scores from all the respondents as well as highlighting areas of difference between ratings from the participant, this is represented graphically in the report and helps the individual identify areas in which they may have misunderstandings about performance.
Thomas 360 Elite:
Thomas 360 consultants will work with you to develop your competency framework to use in the 360.
Respondents rate the individuals performance on each competency on a scale selected by you - based on your organisational needs, which could be frequency of observations (never - always), achievements (fails to meet - exceeds) and development requirements (needs support - needs development).
There is also a section which allows the respondents to write comments in free text. This can be after each statement or competency or overall comments.
The report provides scores from all the respondents as well as highlighting areas of difference between ratings from the participant, this is represented graphically in the report and helps the individual identify areas in which they may have misunderstandings about performance.