They are various visibility settings for objectives. You have three choices of visibility: Public, 15Five permissions, and Specific people. Each setting is outlined below.
Account admins can customize visibilities and permissions for Objectives. For more information, see this article.
Privacy settings for objectives
Public: This objective will be visible to everyone in your company.
15Five permissions: This objective will be visible to anyone who can see your 15Five reports, including global viewers. To find out who can view your 15Fives, you can use this link.
Specific people: This objective will be visible to the objective owner’s reviewer, and any other groups and/or individuals that are specified, but are not visible to global viewers unless they are added as one of the specific people.
If your objective is aligned with and affects the progress of a public objective, your objective will also have to be public. If the objective is aligned but doesn't impact progress, the visibility settings can be different.
If an account admin changes the company's Objective permissions from allowing private objectives to allow public objectives only, private objectives that had already been created will retain their original visibility setting. The reverse is also true, moving from public to private.
Why is 15Five's default visibility so open? Read How Radical Transparency Sparks Excellence for the research behind our decision.
Editing permissions for objectives
While creating an objective, you may (depending on your company's settings) see the question 'Who can update and edit this objective?'.
This option, if enabled, allows you to add groups or people as editors for the objective. Adding people in this section will allow the selected people and/or groups to edit, manage, update, and delete your objective. Use cases for this option: team objectives, objectives being worked on cross collaterally, objectives managed by two teammates.
Organization of objectives
When looking in the 'All objectives' tab, objectives will appear in the following manner:
- By alignment (if it has children/is a parent objective)
- By scope (company-wide, department, individual, then self-development)
- By end date/due date
- By username alphabetically
- By description alphabetically