How to get OKR alignment and add relationships between goals with Tability

New ways to align your OKRs this week. Pull data from related KRs or connect them into your Github repo!

How to get OKR alignment and  add relationships between goals with Tability

Alignment is the key to organizational success. It brings cohesion and clarity to the collective efforts of individuals and teams. When everyone's goals are aligned with the overarching strategic objectives, it creates a powerful synergy that propels the organization forward. Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) play a vital role in achieving this alignment, as they provide a structured framework for setting and tracking goals.

Cascading OKRs is a critical aspect of this alignment process. It involves linking the high-level objectives of the company to the goals of individual teams and employees. However, striking the right balance between alignment and complexity can be challenging. Too much interconnection between Objectives and Key Results can lead to a convoluted web of dependencies and hinder progress.

At Tability we try to be mindful of this and keep simplicity and flexibility in all of our OKR features. We understand that the last thing you want is for your Q3 OKRs to become a tangled mess. Our platform is designed to make cascading and aligning OKRs as straightforward as possible, ensuring that you maintain a clear and focused approach to goal setting and execution.

Now when you align your goals in Tability, you have the option to have their progress connected. For example: if goal A is shared by goal B and goal C, you can now make a connection so that goal B and goal C's progress is always reflected automatically in goal A.

In theory, it's quite simple. But like we mentioned above, when it comes to cascading and aligning, it can get more complicated than helpful fast. Be assured though, there will be more automations like this coming in the future and we will continue to deliver with thoughtfulness and bring these features to you in the simplest way possible.

New Features

Pull data from dependent goals/KRs

We've just added 2 new data sources to Tability.

Firstly, you can set the data source to be dependencies. In this case Tability will aggregate the values of the dependent goals and use the sum or average of the values as the result.This will help you with the following type of scenario:

  • Parent goal: increase revenue by $100,000
  • ↪️ Team 1 goal: increase revenue by $20,000
  • ↪️ Team 2 goal: increase revenue by $80,000

If you set the parent data source to be the dependencies, then it will automatically track the values of the items underneath.

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Pull data from Github

You will be able to automatically pull the number of issues, PRs, build times from your Github repositories without having to switch context. This will take some workload off of your dev team without having to bother them for the latest progress 🙃

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New relationship picker

We have improved the relationship picker to make it easier to find related outcomes:

  • You can now select the parent plan as a filter
  • By default the picker only shows active plans
  • You can search by name to find through all existing plans.

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💭 New Content

We've got a fun article this week about how one of our customers turned their OKRs into their personal trainer. The key to OKRs is accountability and focus, and Guillaume Thomas used it for both alignment at work and personal growth.

Wanna chat?

No platform is ever a 10/10. That said, what some things we can do to make Tability better? We always try our best to expedite features our customers are asking for directly, as that's our top priority!

If you want to see what others are suggesting, check out our public roadmap. You can add requests and vote on existing ones there.

If you want to chat to us directly or connect with other users, you can also find us in the Tability Slack Community 💬

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