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The use of non-anonymous feedback assessment tools has long been a source of controversy.  There is discomfort in some organizational cultures when using these tools.  We believe there is much to gain when people know who is giving them feedback.  In talking about this I’d like to use SMS’ behavior-based assessment tool called the Influence Style Questionnaire (ISQ) as an example.  The ISQ asks participants to gather feedback from others, preferably from a variety of people including direct reports, peers, and managers…even spouses.  The tool focuses on frequency information only, not effectiveness judgments.  This is important! It does NOT ask how effective a person is at influencing, whether positive or negative. To those who resist non-anonymous tools, the overall feeling is that people will not  Read the full article…