We often get asked by CEOs, VPs, and executives, "Should I submit my own 15Five report? If so, do I need to have a reviewer?" The answers to these questions are outlined in the article below.
In 15Five, it is not a requirement that leaders complete and submit their own 15Fives, but we do give you the option to enable this feature on your own profile. If you are already assigned to a reviewer, a 15Five check-in will be ready for you to fill out.
CEOs and 15Five check-ins
David Hassell, 15Five's CEO, recently started to submit his own 15Five and confirms, "I do think it can be a valuable practice. First and foremost, I find the weekly self-reflection quite valuable in thinking about where I've been succeeding, and also areas I'm struggling and could use help from my team."
"You can use our followers feature where you can add people in your company who will be notified when you submit a 15Five and who can see your 15Five. In my case, I've now added everyone in the company, but other CEOs I've spoken with often just put their executive/leadership team on as viewers."
You can even use your 15Five as a place to highlight points from 15Fives across the company using our Pass It Up Feature. This is a great way to create an Executive Summary for your Leadership Team.
Enable 15Five check-ins without a reviewer
NOTE ✏️: Any account admin can also help you to change your account settings to allow you to submit your own 15Fives.
1. Click on your avatar picture in your upper right-hand corner.
2. Select 'My settings'.
You can also get to the 'My settings' page using your left navigation.
3. Check the 'Submit my own 15Five' box.
4. Click on 'Save'.
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