OKR stands for Objective and Key Results. OKRs are meant to set strategy and goals over a specified amount of time for an organization and teams.
An OKR consists of an Objective, which defines a goal to be achieved, and up to Key Results, which measure progress towards the Objective in an actionable way.
Each OKR can be linked to Projects, which describe the work required to drive progress on the Key Results.
What's an OKR?
OKR = Objective + Key Results associated with Projects
In short, it's a matter of saying "I will achieve ___ measured by ___ by doing ___."
Objective, describes the goal or the outcome to be achieved within a given timeframe. It sets a clear direction that provides the greater purpose for your team. It communicates that this goal is important now and requires collaborative effort (ambitious and qualitative)
Key Results are a set of metrics with a starting value and a target value that measure your progress towards the Objective (quantitative and measurable)
An OKR example:
O: Successfully implement the weekly newsletter
KR 1: Finalize the content strategy, key messages and topic structure for next 6 months
KR 2: Grow subscriber base at least 5% per week, getting to 50000 readers
KR 3: Increase the CTR% to above industry average 3.5%
In short, it is a question of defining a major objective, pursued by the entire company, and developing a strategy to achieve it. This strategy will then be broken down into several small tasks, each associated with objectives whose results must be measurable. Each small task performed is a key result that, articulated with all the others, enables the final objective to be reached and thus the company's mission to be fulfilled.
In Holaspirit, you can:
Create company OKRs that will give a long-term strategy for your company
Enhancing Holacracy-driven environments with the use of OKRs (Gabriela Krupa, Sep. 2016)
Using OKRs for Holacracy strategy and targets (Ruben Timmerman, Aug. 2016)