If an employee you manage also is a reviewer of other employees within your company, you have likely come across passed up answers or passed up questions. While reviewing a 15Five, managers can pass up answers or questions that need further discussion. Followers can also pass answers up to their manager's while viewing a teammate's 15Five check-in. Regardless of who passed up whom's answer, the process is the same. The end goal of passed up answers: further discussion between the reviewer/follower who passed the item up, and their manager.
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What is the difference between a passed up answer and passed up question?
A passed up answer exists if the person who passed up the item has the same question on his/her/their 15Five. If the question already exists on the person's 15Five, the passed up answer will show up under that question, below his/her/their own answers.
A passed up question exists if the person who passed up the item DOES NOT have the same question on his/her/their 15Five. If the question whose answer was passed up does not exist on the person's 15Five, the passed up answer and the question itself are shown under the "passed up question" dropdown. This section is at the end of the 15Five report.
- Moe reports to Larry.
- Larry reports to Curly.
Larry thinks Moe's answer to the question 'What could The Three Stooges do to boost viewer ratings?' is worthy of a second discussion with his manager, Curly. Larry would pass up the answer while reviewing Moe's 15Five. The answer would appear on Larry's own 15Five, leading to a deeper discussion between Larry and Curly.
- If Larry also has the question 'What could The Three Stooges do to boost viewer ratings?' on his own report, Moe's answer will show up as a passed up answer.
- If Larry does not have the question 'What could The Three Stooges do to boost viewer ratings?' on his own report, Moe's answer will show up as a passed up question rather than just a passed up answer.
To view any of the passed up answers or passed up questions, you just need to click the blue "Show" link on the right side of the box. This will expand the section and show any answers or questions that were passed up for you to view.
Want to know more ways you can interact with your employee's 15Fives? See our "Review & Engage with a 15Five" help docs for more ways to connect.