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Are you the king of the jungle? A 360-degree appraisal will tell you

By Guy Vincent, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell 

31 May 2013

Lawyers are competitive beasts. We want to know how we are performing and whether we are kings of the jungle. But how can we find out? One way to find out is to ask the people with whom you work. You can do this by undertaking a 360-degree appraisal.

A 360-degree appraisal is a management tool used by many businesses to improve self awareness, collaboration and team working within their organisation. 360-degree feedback is important in creating a focused, high performing and successful business. It is a performance management system in which you are rated on your performance by people who know something about your work. These people can include direct reports, peers and staff – anyone who is credible to you and is familiar with your work.

The feedback reports are shared with both you and your line manager. Based on the feedback, personal development plans are created to enable improved personal, team and organis...

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