Depending on what's available within your organization, you'll see a number of different options when it comes to Feedback. To make it a bit clearer, we have the following examples of what to use in what situation and who will see the feedback. 


Three notes of importance:

  1. The examples speak to a single subject of feedback, but you can select multiple people; when you select multiple people, they will all get the same notification and it will appear the same for all of them.
  2. You can always add yourself, but the options will vary if it's just you or if there are other people in addition to you.
  3. Anything shared with a manager will also be visible up the "chain of command" so the manager's manager will also have access.


Example 1: I want to write something about a colleague that everyone will see

  • Who is this feedback about? Select the subject.
  • Who will you share this feedback with? Use "Entire Company" as the audience.

  • Who sees this: Everyone in the organization.
  • Who gets notified about this: The subject and their manager.
  • Additional commentary: This feature is the broadest use case for Feedback, where this will appear on the Company Info stream of the dashboard as well.


Example 2: I want to give feedback directly to another user

  • Who is this feedback about? Select the subject.
  • Who will you share this feedback with? Use "Subject" as the audience.

  • Who sees this: The subject and your company's administrators.
  • Who gets notified about this: The subject only.
  • Additional commentary: You can also select to add the subject's manager in this case, so the feedback you provide will also be known to the manager; the manager will get a notification too.


Example 3: I want to let someone's manager know about that person, but I don't want the person to see it

  • Who is this feedback about? Select the subject.
  • Who will you share this feedback with? Use "Only Subject's Manager" as the audience.

  • Who sees this: The subject's manager and your company's administrators.
  • Who gets notified about this: The subject's manager only.
  • Additional commentary: If the user gets a new manager, that new manager will see the feedback and the prior manager will no longer.


Example 4: I'm a manager and I want to document something about one of my direct reports for admins and any future manager to see (but not the employee)

  • Who is this feedback about? Select the direct report as the subject.
  • Will you share this feedback with? Use "Only Subject's Manager" as the audience.

  • Who sees this: You (as the subject's current manager), your company's administrators, any future manager(s) if the employee is re-assigned.
  • Who gets notified about this: Nobody (because you are the one that documented the feedback).
  • Additional commentary: If you want the employee to see this as well, you can select "Subject" plus "And Subject's Manager". The subject will be notified.


Example 5: My manager and I just met, and I want to keep track of our meeting

  • Who is this feedback about? Select "Add Myself" as the subject so you're the the only person.
  • Will you share this feedback with? Share with "Your manager".

  • Who sees this: You (as a note shared with manager), your manager and company administrators.
  • Who gets notified about this: Your manager.
  • Additional commentary: If you are assigned a new manager, that new manager will be able to see this shared note, and your old manager will no longer have access to it.


Example 6: I have something I want to document about another employee, but I don't want anyone else to see it

  • Who is this feedback about? Select the subject.
  • Who will you share this feedback with? Pick "Do not share" for the audience.

  • Who sees this: Only you.
  • Who gets notified: Nobody.
  • Additional commentary: You can pick yourself as the subject to create a private note you've taken about yourself.