Permissions to edit key results

The burden to update key results doesn't always need to fall on the key result owner. Likewise, the objective owner might want to allow another person to edit key results. This article talks about who can assign key results, based on roles, and who they can assign key results to. If you are responsible for a key result on an objective, you will see all key results for that objective on your Check-in—even the key results you do not own. You may or may not be able to update all the key results you see on your Check-in. Permissions are outlined below. 

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All roles can assign key results to anyone in the company. Managing and updating the key results is where restrictions come into play.

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Account administrators

Who can account administrators assign key results to?

  • Anyone

From within their Check-ins: who can account administrators update key results for?

  • Themselves
  • Anyone who is collaborating on the same objective they are; meaning if they can see the key results on their 15Five, they can update them.

From within the Objectives tab: who can account administrators update key results for?

  • Themselves
  • Anyone, regardless of whether or not they are collaborating on that objective themselves; meaning if they can see the objective from this tab, they can update the key results. 
  • Anyone that adds them under the 'Who can update and edit this objective?' option*

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Reviewers

Who can reviewers assign key results to?

  • Anyone

From within their Check-ins: who can reviewers update key results for?

  • Themselves

From within the Objectives tab: who can reviewers update key results for?

  • Themselves
  • Anyone that adds them under the 'Who can update and edit this objective?' option*

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Reporters

Who can reporters assign key results to?

  • Anyone

From within their Check-ins: who can reporters update key results for?

  • Themselves only. Reporters will be able to see all key results for objectives that they own key results on, but will not be able to update them.  

From within the Objectives tab: who can reporters update key results for?

  • Themselves. Even though reporters can see all public key results and objectives via the Objectives tab, they can't edit items that aren't assigned to them. 
  • Anyone that adds them under the 'Who can update and edit this objective?' option*
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*Account administrators can enable/disable any option denoted with an asterisk. Account administrators: for more information, see this article.

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