The OKR Starter Kit: Goal-setting for your team

How to track OKRs

Without tracking execution and progress, a plan is essentially just a to-do list. In this section, we’ll talk about why the OKR framework treats setting OKRs and OKR tracking equally, and how a few key templates can be integrated into any OKR progress workflow instead of relying on OKR software. If this is your first time tracking OKRs, don't worry—you've got this.

Why track OKRs?

(objectives and key results) prioritizes better performance management by aligning company goal-setting with deliverable key results that are tracked and measured over time. Many teams use this methodology to track progress and encourage better company culture with more transparency around company objectives. The transparency offered by OKR tracking helps with project management as it clarifies which initiatives are happening in the entire company and how they roll up into the big picture. And consistent mention of company goals is a great way to reinforce priorities when onboarding team members.

OKR tracking templates and tools.

Tracking OKRs provides continual perspective on the goal alignment established during the high-level planning process. In other words, keeping track of OKR progress toward your goals serves as a motivating factor to achieve those goals while also uncovering which focus areas are falling short. Over 50% of Codans referred back to their OKRs during the last quarter.
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It’s also worth noting that nearly 20% of Codans never thought about OKRs after the planning process. Because they’re probably not alone—and because we want to avoid siloing the data into several OKR tools—we try to integrate goal tracking into existing workstreams whenever possible. Here are a few of the templates we lean on for real-time OKR tracking:

OKR Tracking FAQ

How to track OKR progress.

What is the best cadence for OKR tracking?

How to run an OKR check-in.

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