OKRs stand for Objectives and Key Results. In this goal-setting system, objectives define what we seek to achieve; key results are how those top-priority goals will be attained with specific, measurable actions within a set time frame. Everyone’s goals, from entry level to CEO, are transparent to the entire organization.
The benefits are profound. OKRs surface an organization’s most important work. They focus effort and foster coordination. They keep employees on track. They link objectives across silos to unify and strengthen the entire company. Along the way, OKRs enhance workplace satisfaction and boost retention.
In this template, we walk you and your team step-by-step on how to establish OKRs and provide a worksheet for committing to your OKRs. Steps include:
This template is based on the book Measure What Matters by John Doerr.
Engineer, venture capitalist, and the chairman of Kleiner Perkins. Author of Measure What Matters, a handbook for setting and achieving audacious goals. Learn more at WhatMatters.com.