Teams in Leapsome are groups of employees to which a particular competency framework is applied. A team in Leapsome can be a formal team within your organization (e.g., the Marketing or Product team) but also any group of employees with a specific role (e.g., all Junior Marketing Managers, all Frontend Developers, or the leadership circle).
Creating a team allows you to define a specific team competency framework for this group so that you can collect team-specific feedback (and view team-specific reports). Our advice on teams is to keep it simple when you get started with Leapsome and not become too granular - you can always modify your settings later. Try to get started with as few teams and different competency frameworks as possible.
Creating a new team
On the 'Users & Teams' admin page, select 'Teams'; click 'Create new team' and select a name. You can assign team leads and create a sub-team by selecting a parent team (which is only relevant for the Goals module).
Additionally, you can decide if team members should be able to see survey results for this specific team or if a team membership should not affect the visibility of survey results. For example, if you have teams that are for admin use only (e.g. a team called 'externals' or one for people who are eligible for a bonus), you can switch ‘A team membership should not affect visibility of survey results’ on and if employees are shared survey results for their teams, they will not see any results for this specific team.
Admins will be able to modify the team competency framework and can see aggregated statistics for that team.
Defining compentencies for a team
Any admin can add or modify compentencies for their teams on the 'Competency Framework’ page under 'Skills' in the menu on the left-hand side. Keep it short (no more than five competencies per team) and, importantly, avoid overlap with general compentencies.
Click on ' Create compentency' to add a new compentency for a team. Select a short title, add an optional description and pick the category that suits best. If the skill is only relevant to a specific team, please enable the option 'Team competency'. You can then add several teams.
Adding users to a team
In the 'Users & Teams' section, see the middle column next to each user’s name in the list. There is a purple '+ Add’ button. Click that button to add the user to a team. When they are a part of that team, they will be reviewed on any team competencies specific to that team if 'Team competencies' are turned on for a review.
Deleting a team
When a team is removed from the competency framework by an Admin, the team will be removed from all users assigned to that team. Historical data relating to that team will still be visible and as will be goals and skills. The team will be marked as 'deleted team' in this context. The removed teams will not show as an option in any related filters.