It’s great to be able to give positive feedback or applaud someone for their work, in public, to help the entire company recognize their efforts. However, commenting in public is not something we’d prefer while giving constructive feedback or say, while asking for work updates. And that’s where Mesh provides a differentiation with other platforms.
Understanding Goal Privacy in Mesh
On the Mesh dashboard, there are three key areas where privacy comes into the picture,
- The Social Feed
- The Feedback Module
- Your Goals
Regarding Goals, the privacy depends on whether it's a public goal or a private goal, which is at the discretion of the Goal owners and collaborators. This can also be changed after the Goal has been created.
Public Goals can be viewed by anyone in the entire company. For someone not in your team, they can also simply click on your profile and see the public Goals you're working on.
On the other hand, private Goals, apart from the Goal owner, can also be viewed by the owner's manager, manager of the manager and anyone directly upward in the hierarchy chain. For example, if you work in the marketing team, your Goals will be visible to,
- Your manager (Head of Marketing),
- Their manager (VP of Marketing) and
- Even their manager (Chief Marketing Officer)
But not to, let's say VP of Sales or the CTO, as even though they're senior to you, they do not belong to your hierarchy.
One small thing worth noting here is that irrespective of your Goals being public or private, the collaborators marked in the Goal will always be able to view it along with the platform Admins.
Understanding Goal Weightage in Mesh
Goal weightage in Mesh is a great way to prioritise your Goals basis the impact they ought to create. This is helpful when, say, you were assigned 4 Goals in this quarter but you could only complete 2 of them. However, those 2 actually created the majority of impact, say, 80% and the remaining two would have only contributed to, say, 20% of impact. As a result, this means that you delivered on creating 80% of the impact and not 50% (completing 2 out of 4), which is what your manager will understand by looking at the weightage assigned to your Goals.
Weightage can only be added to an already present Goal and not while creating them and can be done by the Goal owner, Goal collaborators as well as the Goal owner's manager and platform admins.
Here’s how to apply weightage to a Goal,
Alternatively, you can also click on the "Update Weights" icon on the Mesh List to directly reach the weightage editing screen. Please remember this icon will be visible only when Goals us selected on the Mesh List and neither for Initiatives or 1:1.
It is to be noted that the total weightage applied to all your Goals together should amount to 100%.