My Settings

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What does this do? 

The My Settings section is where each individual user can configure their personal Betterworks account. Here, you can change your language and time zone settings, add a phone number or profile picture, and change the page that you automatically see when you open Betterworks.



One of the most important features here is the notifications. If your company has enabled our Slack integration or Microsoft Teams integration, you can activate yours, here. Then, you can decide which notifications you'd like to be pushed to Slack or MS Teams, which you'd like to receive via email or both! If your Administrator has made certain notifications mandatory, the checkboxes may appear greyed out. 


Below is an outline of the type of notifications that are controlled by these settings:

  1. Objective Calendar Events
    Receive calendar events for Objectives based on their due date
    • Calendar Invites
    • Objectives that are overdue
  2. Social Notifications
    Updates when someone Cheers, Nudges, and Comments on an objective
    • Cheers
    • Nudges
  3. Comment Notifications
    Updates when someone comments or @mentions in an objective
    • Comments
    • @mentions
  4. Activity on Objectives and Teams
    Updates on modifications to objectives, key results, and metrics
    • A manager modifies a direct's objective
    • A user edits an objective
    • A user deletes a contributing objective
    • Manager digest
    • Salesforce related emails
    • Managers receive emails when their direct is deactivated
    • Add or remove users as a contributor
  5. Contributor Activity on Objectives
    Activity on contributing objectives, key results, and metrics
    • Adding a contributor to an objective
    • A contributor completes a contributing objective, key result, or metric
    • Deleting an objective that contributes to another
  6. Activity on Followed Objectives
    Updates when someone completes or updates a followed objective
    • Completes an objective
    • Updates an objective
  7. Activity on Objectives owned by Teams
    Team members will receive when updates are made to objectives owned by teams
    • @mentions
    • Comments
    • Cheers
    • Nudges
    • Updates
    • Objective completions
  8. Weekly Digests
    Receive Weekly Planning Digests

Note: if a department owns an objective the system will always send emails to all members of that department for OKR comments, cheers/nudges and progress updates. This can not be controlled on the Notifications page.