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, 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 15Five check-ins and this cannot be changed.
15Five account administrators do not have visibility into everyone's 15Fives 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 15Five check-ins without requesting to follow. If the admin 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 15Five 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' 15Fives, 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 15Fives 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' 15Five 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 15Fives for their new direct reports. If you would like past 15Fives to be visible to only the previous reviewer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.