Sometimes an image says more than a thousand words. This gallery of images show different aspects of Objectives and Key Results and are free to use in your presentations or other material. If you share or publish online, please leave a link back to this source.
This image explains what OKR is. Many people loose sight of that OKRs are actually two things, both a way to formulate goals and a way to work with goals in an organisation. The image works very well as an introduction to the subject of Objectives & Key Results with an overview on the topic.
The above image shows the three different components of an OKR with details on the structure of an objective, key results as well as the role of initiatives. Bear in mind that an OKR seldom stands alone, but instead most often is presented in combination with one or two more OKRs.
As you can see in this image, working with OKRs is an iterative process where you create, communicate, follow up, score and conduct retrospectives to learn. It all then starts over for the next cycle, but hopefully you and the team have picked up some learnings that allow you to perform even better next time around.
The most common cadence in OKRs today are to run company (strategic) OKRs over the year while the teams update their OKRs every quarter. The image illustrates this cycle and shows how OKRs come and go for the teams as well as become more or fewer between the quarters.
Some stylish images with OKR spelled out to use at the start of a presenation for example. Images created by Niklas Olsson / Bantero.