Enable/disable the ability to create aligned objectives

With Aligned Objectives, 15Five users can align their objectives with a larger department or company objective, creating a parent-child relationship. Aligning objectives creates a cohesive effort to achieve a company goal.

In this article, you will learn...

Access and availability

⛔️ Required access to Objectives feature settings.
👥 This article is relevant to Account admins.
📦 This feature is available in the Perform, Focus (Legacy), and Total Platform pricing packages.



Once you've enabled the ability for employees to create aligned objectives, they can align objectives by following these steps.

Enable or disable the ability to create aligned objectives

  1. Click on the Settings gear in the top, right-hand corner of 15Five.
  2. Select 'Features' from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click on 'Objectives.'
  4. You are now on the Objectives settings page.
  5. Expand the "Aligning Objectives" section.
  6. Choose whether or not Objectives can be aligned to parent objectives, and how the metrics of child objectives should affect the parent. Toggle the option to 'On' or 'Off.'


    • Enable aligned objectives allows employees to align objectives with parent objectives.
    • Enable automatic roll-up allows the progress of a child objective to directly impact the progress of the aligned parent objective.



      How does the progress of child objectives impact that of the parent objective? All child objectives and key results aligned with a parent objective have equal weight on the parent objective's progress. For example, if you have a company-wide objective that has three key results and two child objectives, each child objective and key result will contribute to 20% of the completion of the company-wide objective.

  7. When you're done, click Save. Your changes will immediately be reflected in 15Five.

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