our management, working in a matrix-style 160-people internal IT organisation, want to improve quality and quantity of feedback. For this purpose, they intend implementing a feedback database to support the semi-annual appraisal process. Project team members are asked to rate each other on a scale of 1..5. Dimensions: team orientation, skills, results orientation etc. You will see the rating and the comments each colleague gave to you. The results will impact bonus and salary.
I suspect that this approach may create more friction than benefits ánd learning. The intention is certainly laudable (transparency; more feedback). But I do wonder whether shifting a management task (rating/grading) to staff will lead to good results. Or am I just being too old-fashioned in believing that a database of mutual ratings won´t help with feedback quality and learning?