Growth areas are a great way to monitor and document your progress while improving on your assigned competencies. Lattice allows you to create areas of focus called growth areas that you can work on for a duration of time to assist your career development.
Before you start
Growth areas are skills the employee is developing to reach the next step in their career. Oftentimes these are associated with a certain competency in a job role, but they do not have to be. You can create a growth area even if you have not been assigned to a track.
This article covers the following topics:
- Create a Growth Area from scratch
- Create a Growth Area by competency
- Create a Growth Area with competencies from a different track
Create a Growth Area from scratch
Step 1: On the Home page, click on Create growth area.
Step 1: Navigate to the People page > your Profile > Grow.
Step 2: Next to Growth Areas, click the plus sign (+).
Step 3: Give your growth area a Title and include a Description of what you need to accomplish to improve upon your growth area.
Step 4: Select the duration of focus for your area under the Growth period.
Note: The growth period is not a hard deadline but a target date for focus.
Step 5: Add actions and due dates needed to complete to improve upon the growth area.
Note: Managers can also create actions for a direct report. There are no notifications tied to action items at this time.
Step 5 (optional): Add competency to your growth area by selecting a competency within your own or another published track.
Please note: If given the visibility, you can view other tracks within your company.
Step 6: Select Publish.
If you are not ready to publish, all inputted information will be auto-saved and marked as a draft. Drafted Growth Areas will not be visible to anyone until that Growth Area is published.
Create a Growth Area by competency
If you have been assigned a track, the growth area will automatically make your competencies and expectations visible to create a growth area around those competencies easily. Lattice will show you the expectation for your current level and the next level up on your track.
Step 1: Click the name of your job track under Expectations for.
Step 2: Navigate to the competency of interest and select Add as a growth area.
Step 3: Follow Steps 3-6 above to finish creating the growth area.
Create a Growth Area with competencies from a different track
If given visibility by an account admin, you may have access to all published tracks within the company. Creating a growth area around a different track allows you to create your own career path that does not necessarily involve moving from one level to another within your same track.
Step 1: Select Browse tracks.
Step 2: Navigate to the desired job track and click the eye icon in the right-hand corner of the role of interest.
Step 3: Navigate to the competency of interest and select Add as a growth area.
Step 4: Follow Steps 3-6 above to finish creating the growth area.
Next, learn how to update your growth area's progress.