Startup Lab workshop: How Google sets goals: OKRs

• OKRs ! = PRM directly
• Q based
• Good data points.
• OKRs are public; everyone in the company should be able to see what everyone else is working on (and how they did in the past)
• Objectives are ambitious, and should feel somewhat uncomfortable
• Key Results are measurable; they should be easy to grade with a number (at Google we use a 0 – 1.0 scale to grade each key result at the end of a quarter)
• The “sweet spot” for an OKR grade is .6 – .7; if someone consistently gets 1.0, their OKRs aren’t ambitious enough. Low grades shouldn’t be punished; see them as data to help refine the next quarter’s OKRs.

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