Assessment From The Bottom Up
One good question and one good answer are services to all. A sure sign of a troubled company is one where employees don’t care enough to ask and, if that’s the case, they’ll never care enough to fully deploy their talent. Just as curiosity is an antidote to boredom and indifference, the informed are more likely to remain interested, engaged, and alive with purpose.
In organizations, employee performance is often assessed by a superior, but assessment in the opposite direction is less common. Surprising, since that type of feedback could actually be very valuable. Such feedback could be obtained by using a reversed system, in which employees can evaluate their managers.