The other day, we had discussed the 5 characteristics of a good OKR key result. Let’s find out the 5 aspects of a good OKR. Do your existing OKRs reflect all of the below points?

1. Measurable

First and foremost, Key results must be measurable. Each Key Result must be able to measure the team’s progress and success. The Key Result’s progress must have a quantitative unit value to allow it to be calculated.

2. Clear

Key Results must be clear and easily communicated. You need to clearly define the initial value and the target value to measure the Key Result’s progress.

3. Connected

Key Result must be transparently Connected to the Objective. Key Result can not exist on its own without being linked to any Objective. The achievement of each Key Result determines the success of any Objective.

4. Time-bound

Key Result must be time-bound with the start and end time for all Key Result’s activities. The team members must complete all Key Result’s activities within the defined time frame for them to be counted.

5. Challenging

Key Result must be challenging to meet the nature of the challenging Objectives of OKR. There is a very high chance that the organization will not achieve the desired Objectives if the Key Result is not as challenging.

Every time you’ve completed writing your Key Results, make sure it meets these five characteristics. To have good overall OKRs, you need to have a set of goods objectives paired with good Key Results. Once you have written these good Objectives and Key Results, it’s time to start working and implementing those OKRs!