OKR status dashboard example

Photo of Paul Dorney, CTO and Co-Founder at Silbo
Paul Dorney

CTO and Co-Founder

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What’s this dashboard for?

As Silbo grows, we want to make sure we stay focused on work that contributes to further growth. As part of that, we’ve been using OKRs to help us define our goals, keep them relevant throughout the year, and to show the team the impact they’re having on our business objectives.

We use this dashboard to keep track of our OKRs week over week. Every Monday we have a standup meeting where we talk through the metrics on the dashboard together, share what’s worked or not worked, and discuss anything that needs to improve.

This dashboard changes throughout the week. For our Monday standup, it has a high-level breakdown of our objectives and associated key results. This looks a little different to our other dashboard: rather than visualizing specific metrics, it gives us information that helps us talk through our progress as a team.

On the right we’ve listed our goals for the quarter. These are broken down into targets, our current performance, and how close we are to meeting each target as a percentage.

On the left we’ve broken down our two other objectives to show the lever metrics for each one, which we track in more detail on other dashboards.

Everything on here is pulled from a spreadsheet which I update on a Monday morning, and this automatically refreshes the dashboard so it’s ready for our standup.

After our standup, I’ll generally swap things out depending on where we’re at in an OKR cycle. For example, we recently included information that was more focused on our end of quarter OKR scoring.

We used to send updates around in an email, but not everyone would read it before our meetings. We wanted to get our most important metrics up on a dashboard so everyone could see it at the same time.

The dashboard itself is an evolved version of our early-stage startup dashboard. It broadened this dashboard out to include data on other parts of the customer experience.

  • Communicates company OKRs
  • Shows progress towards objectives
  • Gives a focal point for discussion at weekly catch ups

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