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Sarah Goff-Dupont Author

That's a perfectly good way to make sure everyone is pulling in the same direction. It's just a bit more prescriptive than how we formulate our OKRs here.

Maybe the difference is rooted in the fact that we try hard to make sure our Os are pretty high-level and not easily measured. (Winning the Super Bowl is a measurable result, so we'd gravitate toward keeping that in the KR column.)

So, if Atlassian were that football team, the coach's Os would be more like "Build a team with world-class talent" – which certainly contributes to winning the Super Bowl. The coach may also have co-owned the "win the Super Bowl" KR with the owner.

We're probably wandering into the realm of subtle-but-thrilling differences here 😉 The main thing is to make sure OKRs are aligned at all levels. And you can do that in whatever way makes sense for you.

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Sam Benskin

Great, thanks Sarah. Good luck with them :)