OKR Process

Team planning OKRs during the OKR planning process

Objectives and key results help your entire company align around measurable project goals. OKR planning keeps focus on top priorities, ensuring all members of a project team or company have a common vision and plan to work toward. Here’s an overview of the OKR process.

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What goes into an OKR?

If you’re new to OKRs, think of them as measurements similar to KPIs (key performance indicators). However, OKRs tend to be focused on higher business goals, and the process for managing them is slightly different.

First, we’ll look at what goals can go into OKRs:

The OKR process.

As your team completes individual initiatives, you also make progress on key results, which gets you closer to achieving your overall objectives.

Once you’ve achieved all objectives, the OKR process will start all over again, beginning with planning your OKRs, developing them, reviewing them in action, and having a post-mortem to discuss wins and losses.

Planning for OKRs.

When planning for your OKRs, there are four key steps to keep in mind:

Developing OKRs.

Next, you’ll move on to developing your OKRs. This will involve:

OKRs in action.

Don’t forget to track your OKRs once they’re in action:


Last, you’ll want to dissect your OKRs once completed:

OKRs can keep your company on the same page.

OKRs can help your business stay focused on the big picture and realize goals you might have thought were out of reach. With the help of a good tracking tool like Workfront, it’s easier than ever to establish, track, and learn from OKRs, while bringing your entire company together around a common vision and an attainable plan.