Upward Appraisal

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Definition: Upward Appraisal

It is a form of evaluation in which employees make assessments of their managers. The assumption is that subordinates have knowledge and appreciation of work behavior and can provide valuable. It is also employed as a measure to empower employees. It is typically used along with other types of assessments and may also be a part of 360 degree feedback.


Upward appraisals focus on aspects of the senior on the basis of:

• Leadership qualities

• Effectiveness of team management

• Imparting domain knowledge to subordinates

• Personal & professional relationship


Direct reports help in evaluating the performance of an individual and gives a critical feedback along with the areas of improvement.


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