The teams that you find in Perdoo are usually similar to your organization's structure.
Whether or not to add Subteams depends on how big your organization is and if it’s really necessary to represent the team hierarchy.
Pros: you can view all Subteams from the tab of the department page, and you can add department-level OKRs that Subteams can align to, therefore creating more focus and direction.
Cons: it can over complicate the process, as it takes a more cascade approach, therefore restricting the team's autonomy.
So it's really up to you!
Here are a few FAQs to consider:
When should you create Subteams?
If you have large departments (ie. the Marketing department can have multiple teams: Content Marketing, PR, etc), you may end up with a lot of goals at the Marketing level for all the subteams. Subteams in Perdoo give you the opportunity to better organize your goals by subteam if you find that the OKRs are segmented by these subteams.
That way, the goals at the Marketing level would only represent goals that are relevant for all of the Marketing subteams or require the resources across the different subteams, instead of all the OKRs that the individual teams within the Marketing department are working on.
If a team has subteam(s), there will be a tab called Subteams on the team page where you can see a list of the subteams with their KPIs and active OKRs:
What are the roles & rights related to subteams?
Being a member of a subteam does not make you a member of the parent team.
For instance, Content Marketing is a subteam of Marketing. If you're a member of Content Marketing, you're not automatically a member of Marketing. You would need to be added as a Marketing team member as well in order to be able to participate in the Marketing goals.
Is alignment restricted to the teams structure?
Functionally, OKRs can align to any other OKRs in the platform. From a best practice standpoint, a subteam's OKRs will likely align to the department's OKRs (if the department's OKRs are intended to provide additional focus for the subteams of the department) or a Company OKR (where the department's OKRs only represent goals that require resources across the department). Ultimately how subteams align their OKRs is a decision made by the department lead.
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