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1. Case Study: Implementation of 360-degree Feedback System at Ridge Intellectual.
When Ridge Intellectual, a graphics design firm, implemented 360-degree feedback in its organization two years ago, it was met with resistance and was eventually discontinued. Ron Bartlett, the president of Ridge Intellectual, had seen a demonstration by a 360-degree vendor at a trade conference and decided to use the system at Ridge. Subsequently, Bartlett worked with the consultant to implement the system. Specifically, he sent out a company-wide e-mail stating the reasons for changing to the new system, how the ratings collected using the new system would be linked to bonuses, and the importance of completing the online training course on the system. The consultants provided online rater training for those who were interested as well as links to documents describing how to observe, assess, and record performance behaviors. After the surveys were made available, individuals were encouraged to contact HR if they had any problems.
Based on the information here what could Ridge have done to implement the 360-degree feedback system more successfully? Please refer to the characteristics of a good system listed in Textbook Table 8.5 in answering this question.
360 Degrees Feedback System By Institution Feedback system Successful implementation of the360 degree feedback system ensures that there is a positive change in individuals and the organization at large. The improvements that follow the feedback system are circular in nature in that it flows from an improvement in management effectiveness, to work relations leading to increased productivity and better customer service delivery (Ash, 2009, p. 2). For the 360 degree feedback system to be successful, every preliminary stage up to the launch stage has to be implemented perfectly. To ensure the effectiveness of the 360 degrees, Ridge Intellectual Design Firm ought to have a philos