360 degree feedback and
Mike and Mark,
As always, thanks for the information in the podcasts...
I have two questions for you:
1) What is your take on 360 degree evaluations? I did them when I was a young, individual contributor with my first company and found that they game me some good insights into how others perceive me and my efforts. My current company does not have a formal program at my level, but I am thinking about just asking some of my direct reports, peers, and manager-level people to do a 360 degree evaluation. I'd be interested in your thoughts on the subject.
2) You talk almost exclusively in your podcasts about managing professionals - mostly IT-type people. My 24 direct reports are hourly people in the plastics manufacturing industry with only a high school diploma. Do you have any thoughts about the differences in managing these types of employees rather than generally college-educated professionals?
Thanks for your time and, as usual, thanks for your podcasts!