Permissions and visibility for a skip-level manager
What is a manager of managers?
Managers of managers have at least one indirect report (direct report of their direct report). This is set automatically in the system based on structured manager-direct report relationships.
Let's say your team has a reporting structure that looks like this:
By default in the system, Taylor can see all reviews written about Susan. Tiffany can see the reviews written about Samantha and Sarah (her team).
By giving managers of managers access to Reviews, we allow Alice to also read the reviews written about Samantha, Sarah, and Susan by navigating to their profile pages.
What visibility does a manager of managers have?
Managers of managers have visibility into their indirect report's private goals.
An admin can configure additional visibility within the top-down visibility settings. This includes having visibility into indirect reports' Updates, Reviews, Feedback, and Growth plans.
Managers of managers review permissions also allow visibility for any historical reviews uploaded for indirect reports in Lattice.
Managers of managers cannot view their indirect report's 1:1s.
What can a manager of managers manage?
Managers of managers cannot take any action, even if the admin enables them to have visibility into Updates, Reviews, Feedback, and Growth areas. For example, they may be able to see their indirect report's private Update, but they won't be able to comment on it. Regarding review cycles, managers of managers will only be able to take action if the admin has taken the additional steps to assign them responsibility in the cycle.
If you have enabled Feedback, manager of managers will have visibility into private+manager and manager-only feedback of their indirect reports.
Next, learn how to adjust manager of manager permissions.