Custom wording

Custom wording requests must be submitted via support@small-improvements.com. To request a custom wording change please email us with the details of your request based on the options available below.

Custom wording helps making Small Improvements fit in nicely. If your company has called it "peer feedback" forever, then there's no point using our standard term "360 degree feedback". This document explains how to approach the custom wording and what to consider.

We offer our customers several wording customizations in Small Improvements. This manual helps, on the one hand, to have an overview of what wording customizations are available in Small Improvements and on the other hand to give a bit of insight into how it works to make it meaningful in the first place.

When applying customized wordings, most of our customers decide to change the name of one of our main features - Messages, Performance Reviews, 360 Degree Feedback or Objectives. You can easily rename each of these modules. Moreover, there are some further wording customization options in the Messages, Performance Reviews and 360 Degree Feedback features.

 

Messages

In the Messages module you are able to customize the wording for the overall feature Message. Moreover, the word Badge can be renamed.

Default in Small Improvements Example of wording customization
message note
badge trophy

 

Performance Reviews

In the Performance Review module we provide two forms of renaming - short and long form. Either a Performance Review is called performance review in its long form (L) or review in its short form (S). Furthermore, the assessment, self-assessment or manager-assessment can all be renamed.

Default in Small Improvements Example of wording customization
review (S) check-in
performance review (L) performance check-in
assessment check-in
self-assessment self-check-in
manager-assessment manager-check-in

 

360 Degree Feedback

Identical to the Performance Review we provide a short and a long form for 360 Degree Feedback. It is either called 360 degree feedback in its long form (L) or 360 feedback in its short form (S), both of which can be customized. The reviews in a 360 Degree Feedback can also be renamed in a long or short form - In its default form it is either 360 degree review (L) or review (S). Last but not least, the term Reviewer is customizable.

Default in Small Improvements Example of wording customization
360 feedback (S) feedback
360 degree feedback (L) peer feedback
review (S) response
360 degree review (L) peer response
reviewer evaluator

 

Objectives

In the Objective module you are able to customize the word objective.

Default in Small Improvements Example of wording customization
objective goal

 

More

Additionally, you are able to modify the wording for Manager, Team, Company, and indirect/direct report. 

Default in Small Improvements Example of wording customization
HR People Ops
manager mentor
team branch
company organization
direct/indirect report coworker


Note:
"team" is a special case. Customizing "team" only replaces references to the Team field in the user profile and Team column in the company directory and overview magic columns.


Things to consider

Whenever you want very specific terms, please keep in mind that your terms have to work in many different ways. The screenshot here shows several places where the custom wordings could take place.

Available wording customizations of 360 degree review, 360 feedback, reviewer, manager

So, keep these things in mind when you come up with new ideas for terminology:

  • Space is limited on the user interface. So we usually have two forms, short and long, for each term. For instance "Performance review" is the default name, but we only call it "review" when space is limited, for instance in the menu.
  • A term needs to work both in singular and in plural form. "Here are the performance reviews you need to sign." If your company internal name for performance review is "performance information" then it is likely to call the plural form "performance information" as well. Then the sentence would be: "Here are the performance information you need to sign."
  • There is no sense in renaming „objective“ to „your objective“. Think about your customized wording in the context of a sentence.

If you are able to find any wordings which didn’t get replaced by your customization, just let us know!

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