Virtually all organizations respect the value of strong leaders
and devote time and energy to developing their leadership resources.
To develop great leaders, organizations must first define the qualities
of leadership, then measure individuals against those qualities.
360 degree or multi-rater survey instruments provide employees with
comprehensive analysis of their abilities via a simple, non-threatening,
anonymous process. 360 degree surveys solicit behavior-based feedback
from those who are in contact with the participants most often: their
supervisor(s), peers, direct reports, clients or customers.
Feedback from multiple sources is considered a powerful tool for
personal and professional development because it offers employees
the rare opportunity to compare how they and others view their performance.
Upon survey completion, participants and/or their managers receive
detailed, individualized reports that include graphs and written
comments. This information is then used to develop individualized
action plans for selection, development or appraisal purposes.
OSI routinely customizes 360 surveys to reflect organization-specific
requirements. Modifications range from incorporating organizational
logos on surveys and feedback reports, to developing fully customized,
organization-specific competency models and survey instruments.
OSI also offers a set of off-the-shelf 360 degree surveys based
upon the leadership qualities found in over 125 organizations,
from small start-ups to Fortune 500, profit, non-profit and
government agencies and organizations.
- Polaris 360 Survey:
assesses leadership and management competencies
- Polaris for Professionals:
for employees without management responsibilities
- Polaris for Trainers:
for assessing the skills, knowledge and abilities of internal
and external training professionals