Feedback on 360 Degree Leader AZIMUTH Check Assessment Conducted at Fort Clayton, Panama.
Final rept. Oct 98-Mar 99,
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This report documents military and civilian leaders reactions to a multi-rater assessment of their leadership behaviors. The 80 targeted leaders were commissioned and non-commission military officers, and GS-9 to GS-14 civilian leaders at Fort Clayton, Panama. After completing the Leader Azimuth Check and receiving feedback, they were asked to complete a survey designed to assess 1 perceptions of trust and the fairness in the multi-rater process, 2 reported understanding of the multi-rater process, 3 beliefs about the accuracy and appropriateness of the sources of feedback and 4 self-efficacy and intentions for change in leadership behaviors. An overview of the responses to the survey are recorded in this report. Subordinates were overwhelmingly viewed as the most valuable source of feedback. Eighty three percent reported that they would use their feedback to monitor and develop their leadership. Motivation to change leadership behavior was best predicted by the extent to which leaders believed the feedback they received was new information. Trust in the confidentiality of the multi-rater process was high, as was the reported understanding in the purpose and methods of the 360. Perceptions of fairness and satisfaction were moderate to high. Perceptions of fairness and accuracy predicted satisfaction with the multi-rater process. Other predictors are mentioned in the report. Implications and recommendations are provided.
- Administration and Management
- Military Forces and Organizations