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  2. Objectives & Key Results

What to do if there is no benchmark for measurement of my value-based Key Result?

How to create a Key Result without a starting metric

Often when starting to implement OKRs you may not have any previous measures to use as a benchmark for the quantitative key result.

In this case you have 2 main options:

  1. Decide what it is that you want to measure, then create an activity or ToDo that enables you to come up with a measure during that first period. Once you have that measure you can use it in the upcoming period.   That measure becomes the starting point for creating the value-based Key Result.
  2. If you have test data or are able to run a pilot that enables you to come up with a measure, use this information as a starting point for your value-based Key Result.

At the end of the period use the retrospective  process to decide how effective the metric was.