The 360 Degree Assessment is a powerful tool used by many of today’s successful organizations. It is the process of assessing the competence of an individual from the perspectives of others all around him or her. This includes the employee’s own perception of his/her competencies, and also the perspectives of the boss, peers, direct reports, and, if appropriate, customers and other work colleagues. This information is consolidated and reported in a way that maintains rater confidentiality while giving individuals a comprehensive view of their performance and a clear guide for focused development. The fact that 360 Degree Assessment programs are in place in 90% of today’s Fortune 500 companies is testament to its popularity and usefulness as an effective tool. AAI’s 360 Degree Assessment system uses well-researched behaviors to help your organization differentiate between high and low performers and then provide concrete, action-based development recommendations unique to each individual.