What are OKRs?
Objectives and Key Results (OKR) are an alternative strategy for goal setting within organisations. The purpose of OKRs are to connect the organisation, team, and personal goals to measurable results while having all team members and leaders work together in one, unified direction.
Unlike SMART goals, OKRs are transparent and do not cascade. This means that personal OKRs will not automatically update overall OKRs. Instead they create transparent alignment and engagement.
How do I set up department OKRS?
To set department level OKRs:
Click on the organisation view at the top and select the OKRs tab.
Select the scope option on the left hand side and choose department
From the department option which should now appear select which department you want to have responsibility for the OKR.
Select and review the date range for the OKR using the calendar options
Click add OKR
Select the parent OKR
Type in the description of your chosen department objective.
(These are memorable qualitative descriptions of what you want to be achieved and so are usually short, engaging, motivating and challenging)
Click to add key results and input a description. You can add as many key results as you want but usually it's good to keep it between 2-5.
(These help to define your objective and also demonstrate how you are going to measure the progress of the objective in a quantitative way (organisations quite often have similar objectives but their key results will always differ)
You will then be able to see an overview of those now responsible for the OKR.
You can watch our walk-through video below to learn more.