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How to create an OKR in IMPACT

OKRs help your team members to track their performance with clear Objectives and measurable Key Results. 

You can create a goal in IMPACT from several places:

From the “My Objectives” screen.
From the user profile screen.
From the team profile screen.

Just press the button Create Objective at these screens.


Step 1: Add an Objective title

The Objective title should be short, clear, aspirational, and achievable within a given planning cycle.

Step 2: Select the Team

Each Objective is owned by one team or user.

We highly recommend avoiding individual Objectives, since they tend to backfire (check this article

Step 3: Select the status (optional)

Select how confident are you to achieve the Objective.

There are 4 statuses:

On track
At risk
Postponed (postponed Objectives are not counted when calculating the Objective progress on Dashboard).

Step 4: Add Key Results

Add at least one Key Result, or how you’ll measure the achievement of your goal. 

Each Key Result has:

Owner. One owner per Key Result. It’s best when there’s always one person accountable for the result.
Start / Current / Target values.

The defaults is “0 / 0 / 100”, or 0% to 100% progress.
Use 0 / 0 / 1 for binary goals.
Feel free to customize to your needs. It can be decreasing (for example: “300 / 250 / 100”), works with negative numbers (for example: “-10 / 0 / 25”).
The progress of the Key Result is calculated as (Current - Start) / (Target - Start) 100%. 

Key Result weight coefficient.

The default is “1x”.
Objective progress is calculated as a weighted average (mean) of the Key Results.
Read here

Step 5: Select the Objective cycle

Select the Objective cycle. It’s the planning timeframe that this OKR will fall under and is being worked on. Learn here

Step 6: Select parent Objective (optional)

It’s a way to align (cascade) your Objective with other Objectives in the current cycle. Search the parent Objective that you want to align with. 

If you align your Objectives, they will cascade on the team profile screen.

Step 7: Select Visibility setting

OKRs can be Public or Private. Learn more about the OKR visibility settings in this article

Step 8: Press “Create Objective”

Once ready, press “Create Objective” to publish your Objective.

Helpful resources

1. Company mission statement

Check your company mission when creating your Objective. To make sure all your efforts are aligned with the mission and with other Objectives.

Edit your company mission at Workspace settings → Workspace (available for Admins only).

2. Tips on how to create OKRs and OKR examples

Check useful tips and a summary of the best practices to help you get started with setting OKRs. Especially useful if you’re new to OKR methodology. 

Find links to curated OKR examples that you can use for inspiration. Check OKR examples for Product, Engineering/R&D, Marketing, Sales, HR/PO, Finance/Accounting teams

Updated on: 21/02/2024

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