Overview

Use this article to learn how to align objectives. You need this when the achievement of one objective is dependent on the achievement of another objective.

You can do the following:

  • Align the objectives within a one session
  • Align objectives from different sessions

NOTE: One child objective cannot have more than one parent objective. You can only align objectives of one session under the objectives of the same session or its parent session. You cannot align the objectives of sibling sessions one under the other.

Prerequisites

Before aligning objectives from different sessions, you must align the sessions themselves.

Align sessions

To align one session under another, perform the following:

  1. Decide what your session subordination will be.
    For example, you can have one annual session and four quarterly sessions.
  2. Create the sessions that you need to align or use existing ones.
    For more information, see Create sessions.
  3. In the navigation pane, under OKRs, click All sessions.
    A list of all sessions appears.
  4. Expand the menu of the session that you want to make a child of another session.
  5. Click Edit.
  6. In Parent session, click + Select parent session.
  7. In the list of all sessions, click the desired parent session.
  8. Click Save session.
    The child session is aligned under the parent one.

Align objectives from different session

Once you have aligned your sessions, you can align an objective from the child session with an objective of the parent session.

To do this, perform the following:

  1. In the navigation pane, under OKRs, click All sessions.
  2. Click the session whose objective you want to align.
  3. Click the objective that you want to align.
  4. In Align under section, click + Align objective.
  5. Select the parent session.
    A list of the parent objectives appears.
  6. Hover over the objective that you want to align with and click Select.
    The objectives are aligned.
  7. Navigate back to All sessions page.

Align objectives from the same session

You can also create a hierarchy of objectives within the same session.

Perform the following:

  1. Open the session that you want to reorganize.
  2. Open the objective that you want to align.
  3. In Align under, click + Align objective.
  4. Select the objective from the same session that you want to align under.
    The objectives are aligned.
  5. Navigate back to All sessions page.

NOTE: Although you can cross-link objectives without any preset key results, it is a good practice to assign several key results per objective. This way you can track progress, improve alignment, and focus on executing top priorities in a meaningful way.

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