Who Can Create Objectives 

Personal objective:

Anyone can create a personal objective!

Departmental objective:

Department objectives can be created by either:

  • Admins only
  • Admins and Managers
  • All Users

Admins will decide which setting applies to your network.

Organizational objective:

Department objectives can be created by either:

  • Admins only
  • Admins and Managers

Admins will decide which setting applies to your network.

Who can see/view objectives?

By default, objectives set up in 7Geese are set as public. This follows the OKRs philosophy of transparent accountability. However, we understand that sometimes projects and/or processes mandate a more sensitive approach to team accomplishments.

Privacy Options: Organization Objectives & Personal Objectives 

Both Organizational and Personal objectives have the same two privacy options:

  • Public - all coworkers can see your objective, check-ins, and objective related changes
  • Participants only - If someone is set as a stakeholder, follower, co-owner, is above you in your reporting tree, or is an administrator of your network with content access they are able to see objective related changes

Privacy Options: Department Objectives 

Department objectives have a total of four privacy options:

  • Public - all coworkers can see your objective, check-ins, and objective related changes
  • Participants only - If someone is set as a stakeholder, follower, co-owner, is above you in your reporting tree, or is an administrator of your network with content access they are able to see objective related changes
  • Department(s) Only - Coworkers in the assigned department related to the objective have access to the objective and respective changes, regardless if they are an owner, stakeholder, or follower
  • Department(s) and Sub-department(s) - Similar to privacy permissions of department(s) only, but also includes sub-departments assigned

All options come with the following two permission overrides:

  • Reporting managers up your reporting tree will ALWAYS have access to your objectives
  • Administrators of your network have visibility into participants/departments/sub-departments only objectives depending on their content visibility settings.

By setting the objective privacy to Participants Only, only your direct reporting tree (those to whom you report and above them), followers, and stakeholders assigned to the objective can access objective details, progress, and status updates.

Departments and Sub-department Permissions 

One benefit to setting up departments with a hierarchy is the way it works with our objective privacy options for department objectives. You can set a department objective to only be visible to users in a specific department, or a department and its sub-departments. With your department hierarchy established, you can easily keep certain objectives private within the groups that need access.

What can Owners, Stakeholders and Followers do in Objectives?

Owner: This is who is accountable to achieve the objective. When creating new objectives the owner will default to the individual creating the objective. Secondary owners can be added if the objective is shared amongst team members.

Stakeholder: If someone in your team has a stake in the objective you are creating, but is not necessarily an objective owner, you can assign them as a stakeholder. This means they will receive updates on your progress as you check-in, and can watch your success climb even if the objective is set to private.

Follower: Similar to a stakeholder, followers can monitor an objective even if it is set to private. They will receive updates on the objective. Examples of a follower are interested parties who want to stay aligned with your progress.

With each participant level comes a sub-set of permissions related to the objective. 

Objective owner

This is who is accountable to achieve the objective. Owners can:

  • Edit the objectives details
  • Add links and notes
  • Add corresponding key results
  • Alter weighting of key results
  • Edit key results
  • Convert a key result to a child objective
  • Align the objective to parent or child objectives
  • Can check-in on objective progress
  • Alter the objective due date
  • Change objective privacy to and from public --> participant and or dept specific
  • Add status (on or off track)
  • Change labels and (if applicable) departments of the objective
  • Subscribe to weekly check-in reminders
  • Add owners, stakeholders, or followers to the objective
  • Share a message on the objective feed
  • Duplicate the objective
  • Delete the objective
  • Close an objective and add a final assessment (expectations met or not)
  • Convert a personal objective to departmental level (if permission is established by the network administrator)

Objective stakeholder

If someone in your team has a stake in the objective you are creating, but is not necessarily an objective owner they can be assigned/join as a stakeholder. Stakeholders can:

  • Edit the objectives details
  • Add links and notes
  • Add corresponding key results
  • Alter weighting of key results
  • Convert a key result to a child objective
  • Edit key results 
  • Align the objective to parent or child objectives
  • Alter the objective due date
  • Change objective privacy to and from public --> participant only
  • Add status (on or off track)
  • Can check-in on objective progress
  • Change labels and (if applicable) departments of the objective
  • Subscribe to weekly check-in reminders
  • Share a message on the objective feed
  • Duplicate the objective
  • Add a final assessment (expectations met or not)
  • Convert a personal objective to departmental level (if permission is established by the network administrator)

Objective follower

Similar to a stakeholder, followers can monitor an objective even if it is set to private. They will receive updates on the objective. Followers can:

  • Share a message on the objective feed
  • Duplicate the objective

Note: Administrators on the platform have access to super-user objective edits and progress updates regardless if they join as part of an objective. Only administrators with content visibility settings have this ability.

FAQ

Question: Who can check in to an Objective?

Answer: Owners and stakeholders can check in to an Objective they belong to. Followers cannot check into an objective. This also includes closing an objective.

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