Overview: Video Course

Overview: Video Course

Priorities & Status

In this screenshot we’ve highlighted the priority column, which shows the priority of each objective so you can quickly work or choose to work on the things that have the highest priority.

Sometimes tackling the top priorities out of the gate is not the ideal starting point. For some teams, completing an “easy win” that requires smaller effort can create momentum toward achieving a larger goal.

Sometimes a priority one project can be stalled while waiting for comment back from an approver or a consulting person, and so the team can look at their next priority work items and keep going knowing that the status of the open objective is paused.

The best approach will depend on the objective, your team, the resources available, and the interplay between all of your other objectives.

MyObjectives promotes visibility and rewards engagement via interactive features such as the actual and forecast progress stages. The stages allow users to provide real-time updates to everyone in the organization on each objective’s progress. Changes to the actual score of each objective will alter the overall team score.

A quick note on the score: MyObjectives uses a technology we call SMARTscore which analyzes the number of objectives, the priority of each of them, and the progress level to determine the amount of points to be added to your score when you record progress on it. Simply put, higher priority objectives give more points for each progress stage than objectives of lower priorities.

Updating the progress throughout the period encourages team members to update the status on each objective, increases the team score as you approach the Success Zone, and makes team progress visible across the organization. Next to the actual and forecast progress columns is the status column, where users can annotate updates to let other team members know the latest information related to each objective.