Subordinate appraisal

Definition (1):

A subordinate appraisal is an appraisal system whereby managerial employees are evaluated by their subordinates.

Definition (2):

Subordinate appraisal refers to an evaluating tool in which subordinates assess their supervisors’ performance. This evaluation system has some important benefits. These are briefly discussed below:

  • Accuracy: Employee appraisals of their managers are sometimes regarded as more accurate or correct than general manager evaluations of supervisor performance. Because subordinates are more engaged in day-to-day communication with their supervisors than is the manager of the supervisor. So, they observe more consistently and directly the way the supervisor performs her/his responsibilities. The manager of a supervisor spends more time performing and delegating his duties and responsibilities than observing the supervisor in daily activities.
  • Sense of Value: An indirect advantage of this appraisal is that it gives the employees a greater sense of importance or value within the company and empowers them. They feel that they possess a voice and their feelings have a value to the company toward the management’s effectiveness.
  • Improvement: Collective subordinate feedback gives crucial inputs on areas managers can improve.
  • Employee Requirements: Subordinate appraisal is regarded as a tool for helping managers, but generally, it can reveal the common requirements of employees.
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