Goals help empower employees to control their performance and development with clear, measurable objectives. Goals allow you to share initiatives you are working on that align with the company's priorities.
Note: Unlike objectives, key results will not inherit the progress of other key results unless the parent key result is measured as binary.
Differences between objectives and key results
Creating a goal with goal differentiation means creating objectives and key results.
- Objectives are qualitative goals that will inherit the progress of supporting key results or child objectives. Objectives help set the direction for the entire company, department, team, or individual and are usually aspirational. When creating an objective, you will not have the option to select a measurement due to the nature of objectives.
- Key results are quantitative (#, $, %, binary) goals that measure progress to attainment. Key results help measure what you need to accomplish the objective and are usually metrics-driven and tangible.
|Progress||Qualitative||Quantitative (#, $, %, binary)|
|Alignment||Can have parent and supporting/child goals (either other Objectives or Key Results)||Can have parent and supporting/child goals (either other Key Results or Objectives)|
|Best for...||Clarifying the direction or outcome you're working towards||Measuring milestones or progress to attainment|
Learn how to create an objective in Create an Objective.
There are two places in Lattice where you can create a key result:
- Goal creator
- Goal Explore page
Option 1: Goal creator
- Navigate to Home > Create goal > Select Key result. - OR - If you have already created an objective, click + Add key result at the bottom of the objective goal creation page.