Committed vs. Aspirational OKRs
There are 2 types of OKRs - 1) Committed and 2) Aspirational.
Good managers assign 1 to 2 Aspirational OKRs to the team during the performance summary cycle so that the team is sufficiently stretched.
- Committed OKRs are the ones the team agrees that they will be achieved 100% despite minor setbacks in terms of schedules, resources and planning.
- Aspirational OKRs address future state vis-a-vis the current state by asking "what could we do if we have extra resources and time"?
- Committed OKRs must be 100% complete and Aspirational OKRs typically have a 70% completion rate with high rates of failure.
- When a Committed OKR is slipping, the team must escalate the situation and requires a postmortem when 100% completion is not achieved by the due date.
- Example of a Committed OKR - "Maintain SLA of 2 days turn around time"
- Example of an Aspirational OKR - "Launch a new product that gets next 10 million paid users"