OKRs include objectives and key results. Objectives outline what you wish to achieve. They are action-oriented, concrete and inspirational. Key results tell you how you will get to the objective and monitor your progress. They are time-bound, specific and measurable.
"OKRs have helped lead us to 10x growth, many times over. They’ve helped make our crazily bold mission of 'organizing the world’s information' perhaps even achievable. They’ve kept me and the rest of the company on time and on track when it mattered the most." – Larry Page, co-founder of Google.
For a full explanation with an example, see our blog article on Google’s OKR system and how it can work for your teams.
Create a New Objective
Simply go to Performance > Objectives > Personal and then click on the New Objective button.
This will take you to a simple screen where you can create your objective. Choose a title, description and due date. Once done, move on to your Key Results by clicking the tab at the top of this screen. (As shown below)
Creating Key Results
So how do you know if you’ve achieved your objective and what must your team do to work towards it? That’s what Key Results are for. They are the way that you measure progress!
On the Key Results tab, you'll see a list of Key Results currently linked to this Objective. You can add more by clicking the Add Key Result button at the bottom.
Simply complete the form as shown below by following the guidance. Note the bottom of the form where it's shown how your Key Result and its progress will be displayed.