The 15Five check-in gives you a voice: to share that brilliant idea that’s been floating around in your head for 3 months or to finally get some attention on that project you’re stuck on and dying to complete. Use the check-in as your work journal to reflect on progress, roadblocks, and get the support you need from your manager. Still not convinced? We've got the science to back it.
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Here is a glimpse into what to expect from a 15Five; the Anatomy of a 15Five check-in, if you will.
"How did you feel at work this week?" The Pulse check allows you to reflect on your general feeling for the reporting period and is the first and most important data point that signals to your manager when things are going well; also when issues are present. It’s important to acknowledge feelings like disappointment, frustration, and stress early on to prevent smaller issues from becoming major problems. It’s also important to acknowledge when you feel the most excited, inspired, and engaged, and dig deep to understand what led to all that positivity.
Objectives are long-term goals. In each report, you will be required to update the status and progress of any objective that you own.
If you own key results on someone else's objective(s), those key results will also appear on your check-in just below the objectives you own. Be sure to update the progress of those key results so that the objective owner knows how your work towards their objective is going.
Questions are the meat of 15Five check-ins. These are set up by your manager and/or account administrators. Questions drive deeper discussion and increase connection within teams.
High Fives give you the space to recognize a teammate that has been productive, courageous, or just plain awesome! This is your opportunity to show appreciation where it's due. Want to make sure you give a great High Five? Check out the High Five Best Practices!
Who can see my 15Five check-in?
15Five check-in visibility varies by company and is set up by company admins. Some teams have complete transparency while other teams may only allow managers to view an individuals' 15Five. To see who has access to view your 15Five check-in, visit this page.