San Francisco – November 29, 2018 – Traditionally, performance reviews are conducted by the functional manager to give an employee evaluation or developmental feedback. These reviews are based on a hierarchical org chart structure and are often used to determine raises and promotions.
After talking to customers, Lattice realized that hierarchical reviews don’t work for every type of organization and every use case. Customers who work frequently on project teams (i.e. cross-functional teams, agencies, consulting firms, etc.) or who work at flat/matrix organizations, need a way to run performance reviews outside of the traditional org chart. Additionally, some organizations want a way to run ad hoc review cycles outside of the formal, company-wide process done a few times each year.
Over the past quarter, Lattice organized a focus group of influential project-based companies to design a solution that fits their needs, and, today, Lattice is making this feature available for its entire customer base. This feature release makes Lattice the first performance management software to offer project-based reviews, meaning Lattice is the only dedicated people management platform with a solution designed specifically for agencies and consulting firms. This solution complements Lattice’s existing people management suite, which helps hundreds of companies from startups to enterprises build a performance management process that helps companies align, engage, and grow their employees.
Project-based reviews are quick, easy, and straightforward to run even if you’ve never run a review before. At the conclusion of a project, the project lead (or Lattice admin) will launch a performance review for their project team by selecting the questions and project team members. From there, all of the team members will review each other and then, depending on the organization, review the feedback together or meet individually with project leads or with managers to discuss.
Lattice’s guiding principle is to build a customizable solution that works across a variety of industries and scales with your company as it grows. The launch of project-based reviews is another step in that direction, and Lattice will continue expanding its product offering to better serve their 800+ customers.