"Two-way appraisal fosters the partnership relationship that many companies now want with employees," said Tod White, chairman of Blessing/White Inc., human resource consultants in Princeton. Conversely, it can provide a safety valve for employees stuck with bad bosses who do not want to change, said Dr. Marilyn Puder-York, a clinical psychologist who practices on Wall Street. "Many of the executives who survived the 1980's are jungle fighters, not leaders," she said. "Upward appraisal lets their employees vent frustrations in a safe forum."
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