Make an OKR or KPI private

Create goals that are only visible to a select group of people.

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Written by Nick Fischer
Updated over a week ago

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Transparency is great, but sometimes things can't be shared with everyone. Whether there's an upcoming merger, or you're working on a classified partnership, you can mark any OKR or KPI as private in Perdoo. Manage all your goals in one place, even if they're not for everyone to see.

With Private OKRs and KPIs in Perdoo, you get complete flexibility over who sees what to balance transparency with reality.

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Getting started

Admins or Superadmins must first enable this feature in Configure > Features > check the Private OKRs & KPIs box:

Enable private OKRs and KPIs in Configure > Features tab

How to make an OKR private

  1. Create or edit an Objective

  2. Click Public to see the visibility options

  3. Select Private

  4. Click More options to add Contributors (optional)

  5. Click Save

A Private OKR is only visible to the OKR leads (Objective, Key Result and Initiative leads) and contributors.

You can find your private OKRs in your Active OKRs tab, marked with a lock icon. Private OKRs are not included in reporting or team summaries, such as Goals or the Map, nor can you align them.

Private OKR in Active OKRs tab

How to make a KPI private

  1. Create or edit a KPI

  2. Click Advanced Options

  3. Choose to hide or unhide the KPI (private KPIs are visible to the Lead and Contributors only)

  4. Add who else should see the KPI (optional)

  5. Click Save

Private KPIs are identified on user pages and KPI modals with a lock icon:

Private KPI in KPI modal

Click on the lock icon to reveal who the KPI is visible to:

Lock icon on Private KPI

💡 Pro tips:

  • It's not possible to change an Aligned OKR to Private from Public. You first need to Skip the Alignment.

  • Private KPIs can have aligned Objectives created from them, but the aligned Objective will remain private, also to the same people ("visible to" in the KPI becomes "Contributors" in the OKR).

  • If you just need more time to create your OKR, you could save your OKR as a draft instead.

  • Want to see all your KPIs in one place (including private KPIs)? Head to your KPI Boards. The KPIs will only be visible to the people you choose.

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