Archive an objective

Archiving an objective removes the objective from the owner’s Check-in and prevents any further updates. This process is typically used when an objective is no longer relevant but you want to keep a paper trail of it in 15Five, or when an objective is getting put on a temporary hiatus. In short, archiving is a middle ground between closing an objective (which requires you to provide an objective assessment) and deleting an objective (which removes the objective completely from 15Five).

This article discusses how to archive an objective, as well as how to locate a previously archived objective.



When you archive an objective it will continue to appear on your current Check-in, but will no longer appear on any future Check-ins.

Archive an objective

  1. Click Objectives in the left-hand navigation bar.
  2. You will land on the 'All objectives' page. From here, search for and open the objective you want to archive and click the objective's name to open it.
  3. From the objective page, click on the gear icon and select 'Archive objective' from the dropdown menu.
  4. Read the pop-up and confirm that the objective should be archived, then click Archive.

Find and reopen an archived objective

If at any time you want to reactivate or view an archived objective, you can do so by following the steps below.

  1. Click Objectives in the left-hand navigation bar.
  2. Clear out the 'Objective status' field and apply the 'Archived' filter.
  3. Locate the archived objective on that page.
  4. If you want to reopen/unarchive the objective, click the Unarchive button next to it. You'll be led to the objective page, and the objective will have an 'Open' status.

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