Major organisations across the world follow the OKR method of goal-setting that drives focus, accountability, and continuous improvement, ultimately leading to enhanced performance and success.
Thus, by default, Mesh follows Mesh Goals: Agile Ownership System, a Goal-Setting Methodology focused on Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).
Let's begin by understanding that every Goal comprises two essential parts:
- The Strategic Objective: An objective is simply what needs to be achieved. It tells your organisation what they are trying to accomplish in brief, memorable, and ambitious terms. An objective may have one or more child objectives aligned to it to set more granular goals.
- The Measurable Key-Result: They are targets that help measure your progress on the objective. Key Results benchmark and monitor how you get to the objective, and when the objective is complete.
In the OKR methodology, each Key Result is aligned to a parent Objective. An objective can have one or more child key results that are aligned to it to measure progress towards achieving it.
Initiatives are primarily tasks that need to be undertaken to ensure the delivery of their parent key result. By default, an Initiative can only be present under a parent Key Result.
The following diagram explains the hierarchy of goals on Mesh: