15Five automatically creates a hierarchy based on reviewer/direct report relationships and allows visibility into various features based on this hierarchy. Since we are frequently asked who can see what in regards to Check-ins, the default visibility for a few roles is listed below.
The default visibility setting based on hierarchy cannot be turned off; ie we do not have the option to disable viewing reports through drill-down. Anyone above you in the hierarchy will be able to see your Check-ins and this cannot be changed.
Account administrators do not have visibility into everyone's Check-ins by default or by simply being an account administrator. Account administrator visibility follows the hierarchy privileges noted above; aka if an account administrator does not act as a reviewer, they will not be able to see anyone's Check-ins without requesting to follow. If the account administrator is a reviewer, their visibility will follow the above logic. For more information on roles and responsibilities, click here.
15Five has a 'follow' feature that allows any person to request to follow/view/comment on any other teammate's Check-ins. This is a great option for account administrators who want to follow others Check-ins in a one off method. For more information on that feature, see this article.
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By default, the reviewers at the top of the hierarchy will be able to view their direct reports' Check-ins, and anyone who reports to their direct reports, and anyone who reports to those direct reports, and so on. This can include one or multiple levels of reviewer/direct report relationships, depending on how far reporting line goes. Top-tier reviewers are typically C Levels, VPs, or HR Managers. Only Check-ins are visible through this default view, not 1-on-1s or Best-Self Review®.
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Some reviewers are in the middle of a reporting chain, meaning they have a reviewer above them and direct reports below them. By default, these reviewers will be able to see their direct reports' Check-ins and anyone who reports to their direct reports, as far down as that line goes.
When a reviewer is changed, the new reviewer will be able to see all past Check-ins for their new direct reports. If you would like past Check-ins to be visible to only the previous reviewer, contact email@example.com.