An overview of the goal type function
Goal Types explained
Any goal you create in Mooncamp is generally termed as goal and can be assigned with a goal type. If you are using the OKR method, the most commonly used goal types are Objectives and Key Results. These two types are pre-defined in your Mooncamp account. In the sphere of OKRs, organizations use other customized goal types to adapt to their individual goal setting practices. Above the Objective level, e.g. strategic pillars, yearly goals or so-called moals are used. Below Key Results, organisations work with projects, initiatives or tasks. Further, organizations differentiate between Company Objectives and Team Objectives or even use different terms for Objectives or Key Results. Therefore, with Mooncamp you can flexibly customize and create your own goal types.
How to use Goal Types
As an admin, via Settings > Goals > Types and rules you find the two pre-defined goal types Objectives and Key Results. Via the New buttons you can add your own goal types, e.g. Strategic Pillars, Initiatives or Tasks. Once you have a longer list of goal types, the six-point icon on the left helps you to drag and drop them into the chosen hierarchy.
Via the ellipsis
... next to each goal type you can either edit, duplicate or delete a goal type (the two pre-defined goal types cannot be deleted but renamed). Behind the edit button you can find a range of functions. Under ‘Edit type’ you can specify a name as well as add an icon and a colour to your goal type. Especially the icons can later be quite helpful in larger goal hierarchies to quickly differentiate between the different types at one glance. For more info on this, check out the video FAQs below.👇
All settings below Properties support you to create rules for your goals and OKRs. These rules revolve around the hierarchy between goal types, possible measurements for goal types or the differences in visibility of properties on a goal detail page for specific goal types (i.e. properties can be required or not required or always visible or hidden when empty or always hidden). For detailed infos, please navigate to this article.
Useful examples for goal types
As the abbreviation says, the goal types in the common OKR system consist of Objectives and Key Results. Yet, there are many different ways how organizations adjust the core system to their specific needs. Organizations might have the need for another layer above their quarterly objectives and work with Strategic Pillars or Yearly Goals, which some also call Moals. Further there can be the need to have more granular layers below quarterly Key Results, for example Initiatives or specific Tasks that might be attached to these. What can also be helpful is to have a direct link between OKRs, Projects and KPIs in one tool, therefore some organizations also use these two as goal types within Mooncamp. For larger organisations it might be useful to differentiate between Company OKRs and Team OKRs and create specific goal types for these, i.e. Company Objectives and Key Results as well as Team Objectives and Key Results. What this looks like in action, you can see in our Video FAQs below.👇