Asana intros Goals, an OKR-tracking feature for objective-oriented teams

Asana teams are now able to align their work around OKRs.

Asana intros Goals, an OKR-tracking feature for objective-oriented teams
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Productivity is a hot topic these days, what with the COVID-19 pandemic restricting work to be done strictly at home. Teams are all of a sudden working remotely and now constantly thinking of ways to be as efficient as humanly possible.

One way teams can be more productive is with tools like Asana – a popular project management tool used by the likes of Comcast, NASA, Deloitte, and more – which help teams efficiently manage and coordinate their work.

The latest update to the software is perfectly in line with this mission statement, an OKR goal-tracking feature called Goals. Here’s what it looks like in the UI.

Asana intros Goals, an OKR-tracking feature for objective-oriented teams
Asana Goals is a new feature for Business and Enterprise-tier teams.

In a recent blog post, Asana noted that they are “bridging the gap between daily projects and processes and organizational impact”, describing their feature as a “flexible goal-tracking system that provides team leaders and executives with a single source of truth for setting, tracking, and managing company goals on the same platform where teams are executing work.”

Goals is Asana’s way to effectively support objectives and key results (OKR) on the app. OKRs are the productivity framework championed by the likes of Andy Grove, who helped turn tech giants like Google and Intel into household names.

Asana Goals lets you manage team and company-wide OKRs.

The new feature lets you manage high-level objectives (e.g. “Win customer loyalty”), nest outcomes (e.g. “Earn brand love”) and key results (e.g. “Inrease NPS from 40 to 48”), as well as attach supporting work to keep your teams aligned around specific goals and objectives.

Goals is exclusive to Business ($24.99/user/mo) and Enterprise plans, meaning you won’t have access to it if you’re subscribed to the Free or Premium tiers.