Typically admins have control over the review cycle process, but for those who want to give managers more control, you can configure review cycles so that managers are empowered to end a review cycle for their direct report and immediately share their reviews. Teams and managers can now move at their own pace, decreasing the time it takes for a review cycle to finish.
While creating a review cycle, there now exists an option on the Manager's role step where you can select whether or not managers (in addition to admins) can end the review cycle for individual reviewees. Managers will only be able to do this when all reviews have been submitted for an individual.
During the review cycle
During the cycle, you can see when a manager can end the review cycle for their report within the "My Team" tab. To end, managers will click on the ellipsis next to the report's name and select "End review cycle for reviewee."
Admins can see which managers have ended the review cycle for their direct report in their Admin tab. Reviewees that have been ended by their manager will have a status of "Closed (by manager)" next to their name. Even after a manager has ended a direct report's reviews, an admin can still reopen the reviewee.
Managers can now share the reviews and their summary with the reviewee (as long as there is no calibration phase), just like if an admin had closed them.