We all know that Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) are about alignment, focus, engagement, and
. In the real world, however, there are situations when there could be too much transparency.
When private OKRs make sense?
Many of our customers have shared with us use cases for private OKRs.
Many time managers and employees set objectives that are personal in nature and is not prudent to be shared with their colleagues. For example “be more polite in meetings” or “help more your colleagues” is a valid objective for an employee, but could have unintended consequences if visible to peers.
Legally confidential OKRs
In highly regulated or competitive organizations, many times there are objectives that simply cannot be known to all of the company. This is again a valid use case for private OKRs.
A typical example of these kinds of OKRs is downsizing or layoffs. While unfortunate, businesses do find themselves in situations where there is a need to take such drastic measures. Due to sensitive nature of such objectives, which require careful communication, private OKRs again make sense.
Introducing Private OKRs in Gtmhub
To address this use cases, we have provided our customers with the ability to define private OKRs in Gtmhub.
To create a private OKR, all one has to do is mark the “Make this objective private” checkbox when creating a new objective.
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One of the best things about OKRs is that they are a very quantitative, unbiased way to track goals and measure success. When you quantify your goals through key results, there is no much room for interpration. If you decided that you will get 20 customer testimonials, than you progress is pretty clear – regardless
With the latest release of Gtmhub, we now support tags for Objectives. While, alignment remains the main way to organize and make sense of OKRs within an organization, we have found that often secondary taxonomy is needed. Our clients have identified two main use cases for tags: initiatives and areas.