They are various visibility settings for objectives. You have three choices of visibility: Public, 15Five permissions, and Specific people. Each setting is outlined below. To enable visibilities other than Public, see this walkthrough.
If an admin changes the company Objective's configurations 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.
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
Specific people: This objective will be visible to the objective owner’s reviewer, and any other groups and/or individuals that you specify, but are not visible to global viewers unless they are added as one of the specific people
Why is 15Five's default visibility so open? Read How Radical Transparency Sparks Excellence for the research behind our decision.
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