Sharing evaluations in a matrix organization with directs
I would like to know what the general rule of thumb is regarding sharing performance evaluations directly with directs after they are written.
I am a mid-level manager for whom half of my team reports directly to other "home room" managers in which I have been asked to provide feedback. It has been a rule of mine that I share what I write in their evaluations with them (the point being that I want to ensure that they have the information that they need to improve in their jobs, and this being one of them). As I was placing the information in the company's automated performance evaluation tool I noted a warning on the bottom of the page which states not to share this information directly with the employee.
Although I will no doubt follow this new "company policy" and not share the information directly (and as such it is not such a big deal since I do O3's regularly) I would like to know what the MT audience thinks about this.