Submit a Check-in without a manager

We often get asked by CEOs, VPs, and executives, "Should I submit my own Check-in? If so, do I need to have a manager in 15Five?" While the top level of reporters may not have direct managers themselves, your company can still benefit from them submitting their own Check-ins. This article walks through how a company leader without a manager in 15Five can submit Check-ins.


CEOs and Check-ins

David Hassell, 15Five's CEO, submits weekly Check-ins 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 'follow' feature where you can add people in your company who will be notified when you submit a Check-in and who can see your Check-in. 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."

CEOs can use Check-ins to share updates with the company about their personal work, common themes that have appeared in other people's Check-ins, or to normalize dips in pulse or morale. 

Enable Check-ins for someone that doesn't have a manager



Both a user themselves and any account admin can enable the setting to allow someone to submit Check-ins.

  1. Click on the 'Settings' gear in the top, right-hand corner of 15Five.
  2. Select 'My settings' from the dropdown menu. If you're an account admin making this change for someone else, select 'People' from the dropdown menu and search for the name of the person whose settings you want to manage.
  3. Check the box next to 'Submit my own Check-in'.
  4. Click Save at the bottom of the page.
  5. Once this change is made, you can fill out your first Check-in.

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