Some organizations have a Human Resources view of the reporting structure as well as an alternate view. This alternate view may be project or shift based but adding this information into IBM® Connections can be worthwhile. The Other Reports widget is designed to capture these relationships within IBM® Connections. It can be populated either top down (i.e. Manager → Employee) or bottom up (i.e. Employee → Manager) and allows for a many to many relationship (i.e. an Employee can have many Managers and a Manager can manage many Employees).
The workflow for updating an alternate manager is as follows (for this example lets assume that John Adams reports to Benjamin Franklin):
- John Adams logs into IBM® Connections and locates Benjamin Franklin’s profile.This profile shows that Benjamin Franklin manages Thomas Jefferson but currently has no other managers.
- John clicks on the “I report to Benjamin Franklin” link and is prompted to confirm that he does report to Benjamin Franklin.
- After clicking “Yes”, the widget is updated to show that Benjamin Franklin now manages both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.
Installation and Support
The widget ships with a comprehensive installation guide which steps an IBM Connections administrator through the process of installing it. In addition, Just Nudge offers an installation service for the widget that can either be performed remotely or onsite. For more details please contact [email protected].
The widget pricing includes an installation guide together with email support for the installation and includes unlimited users and installations (i.e. test environments, production etc). If you would like to find out information about pricing or would like a trial version please email us at [email protected]. The widget has the following license.