How are OKRs of CEO different from the company OKRs?


It’s important to remember that OKRs for CEO are not the same as company’s OKRs.

The company OKRs give direction to all your teams. While personal OKRs only show what’s CEOs part in getting the company OKRs done.

Personal OKRs are used on an employee level. A manager and an employee usually set them together. In case of a CEO, the leadership team should discuss it. Objectives are usually set for a quarter (things that must be done in 3 months). And it will have Key Result that are measured on a weekly basis.

As in theory the employee has a say in what objectives are set and which key results are measured, there is a level of personal responsibility that will motivate every team member.

All in all, you don’t actually need personal OKRs for the CEO or other employees. You can have company level OKRs and Team level OKRs. CEO would be part of the leadership or executive team. And their goals would show what they are doing to help the company move towards their quarterly goals.

If you still want to use personal OKRs for the leadership, there is a great site called OKR examples. The site has a lot of examples for both company and individual teams.

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