Objectives come in different shapes and sizes. Some are high-level and long-lasting (aka North Star Objectives), whereas others are more concrete, shorter lived and exist primarily to impact higher level objectives.
For instance, a product team objective of improving self-service abilitites and a sales team objective of closing x deals within the quarter might both be designed to impact a higher level Annual Recurring Revenue objective.
Ideally, any objectives we set out to accomplish can somehow be associated with on or a select few top level objectives.
In order to better understand how objectives are meant to impact eachother, the platform allows for relating objectives to other objectives they are expected to impact.
Relating objectives is done under the "Related objectives" section in the right column of an objective.
When relating objectives you decide if you want to relate objectives that are:
If you are looking to break down a big and unmanagable objective into smaller objectives that can be more easily managed, the Sub objectives function might be a better fit.
To view all active, related objectives across the entire organization, check out Organizational objectives.