Owners and Leads of OKRs are important but you can't do anything alone, of course. That's where Contributors come in.
Contributors are all the people from within or outside of your Team who will support you to achieve your goals (OKRs). By adding Contributors to your Objective, you show the people who are involved in working on the goal.
In short, Contributors are able to add Initiatives to Objectives or Key Results they're contributing to and, if they're the Lead of the goal, can update progress (without being a member of that Team). This article explains how and when to include Contributors.
* NOTE: Do you have a private OKR or KPI? You can add Contributors there as well (only Leads and Contributors can see them).
Why include Contributors?
In order for Contributors to be able to add Initiatives, they have to be added to the Objective.
* You'll only be able to add Initiatives to Objectives or Key Results that you lead or are a Contributor to.
Adding people as Contributors will encourage and enable them to add Initiatives to that Objective or Key Result. For example, in order to ‘Add Initiative’ for an Objective you need to be a Contributor of that Objective. If you're a Contributor of a KR, you shouldn’t be able to add an Initiative under the Objective.
Where can you find them?
When creating Objective or Result, you can add/view Contributors by expanding Advanced Options:
When editing an Objective or Result, you can add/view Contributors in the right side panel.
What can you do as a Contributor?
If you're contributing to an OKR but don't lead a goal (Key Result, Initiative, or KPI), then it will not appear in your Check-in. This is because you don't have a goal that you're individually responsible for updating.
It's important to note that only Team members or Objective, Result, or KPI Leads can update progress on goals. For more information on roles and permissions, check out this chart.
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