Feedback from other in the workplace can take many forms to accomplish many purposes
Many methodologies are available to gather feedback in the workplace. Some of these methods, such as the ubiquitous annual performance review, come from management.
However, in addition to those in the management structure where an individual reports on the organization chart, feedback also comes from peers, external customers, direct reports or internal customers. (Internal customers are people who receive services from or serve on teams with the individual receiving the feedback.)
One of the most powerful feedback methodologies is 360 degree, or just 360 feedback. Any effort to gather feedback from “above, beside and below,” is 360 feedback:
Any or a combination these people: the subject’s manager; managers of that manager; external customers or, in some cases, internal functions such as auditing, IT or legal.