Team hierarchies allow you to define parent-child relationships between your teams. There are four main functions that team hierarchies provide:
- Data aggregation. When you view a parent team, data from all sub-teams will be included (eg: on team dashboards, and in the heat matrix)
- Skill inheritance. Sub-teams will inherit skill categories from parent teams. That is, any skill categories assigned to parent teams will automatically be assigned to any/all sub-teams. See "How skill category inheritance works" below for more information.
- Permission inheritance. If a person is granted permissions for a parent team, all of those permissions will automatically apply to all of the sub-teams. For example, if a person is granted supervisor permissions for a parent team, they'll also be a supervisor of all sub-teams.
- Logical grouping and structure. Team Hierarchies provide the ability to replicate your internal organization structure in Skills Base so that people are grouped and arranged in a way that is familiar to employees.
Setting up team hierarchies is easy; simply select a parent team from the drop down box when adding or editing a team, or drag and drop teams directly into one another on the Team Directory page.