Alignments allow employees to understand how their goals align with the company’s mission
A key aspect of OKRs is to ensure alignment. There are 3 types of alignments:
- Vertical Alignment – This is essentially aligning with your upper management.
- Delegations – This is essentially pushing down your OKRs down your management chain to have them align with you.
- Shared Visibility – This is when you want colleagues from other departments to align with you. Simply put, it creates horizontal alignment.
With alignment, teams have structured conversations with each other to set priorities and solve interdependencies. After you have written down an objective, you can choose to align with others’ OKRs to work towards results that matter.
Vertical alignment happens between objectives. It ensures that all objectives that are created in an organization contribute to each other.