With aligned Objectives, the parent Objectives wouldn't have Key Results. Instead, you create the (annual, Company) Objective, for example, then teams connect their (quarterly) aligned Objectives (with their corresponding Key Results).

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When to use aligned Objectives

Aligned Objectives are useful when you want:

  • cascading OKRs (where high-level OKRs flow downwards to various teams' OKRs)

  • annual goals with quarterly targets (annual Objectives and quarterly Objective with KRs)

  • parent OKRs and sub or child OKRs

  • to show Group vs Subgroup OKRs on the Map


How to set up aligned Objectives

On the platform, you can choose how you want Objective progress calculated. When creating or editing an Objective, you'll see two progress calculation options: Key Results only or aligned Objectives only.

Progress Calculation when adding or editing Objectives

If you select aligned Objectives, progress can propagate up. That means, the progress of child OKRs does push the progress of parent OKRs:

  1. You have a parent Objective (with no KRs) driven by aligned Objectives.

  2. Those aligned/child Objectives can be driven by KRs.

  3. Therefore you would only need to update those KRs in order to see progress in the parent OKR.


Check how your Objective's progress is calculated by hovering over the progress bar on a profile page:

Or by hovering over a card on the Map:

Progress and status calculation information when hovering over progress bar in profile page

Sample Maps in Perdoo

Option 1: annual Company Objectives, quarterly team Objectives

Roadmap with annual Company Objectives, quarterly team Objectives

Option 2: annual Company Objective, annual team Objectives, quarterly team Objectives

Roadmap with annual Company Objective, annual team Objectives, quarterly team Objectives

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