Update key results

Learn how to monitor and update key results to reflect your progress on the objective

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Written by Neli Ivanova
Updated over a week ago


According to best practices, you should be updating your OKRs on a weekly basis, even if you do not have progress to report.

You can access and update key results from several places. This article defines how to update a key result from the Home page->Dashboard screen.


On the Dashboard screen, you get a quick access to all relevant objectives, key results, and tasks that are owned by you and the teams you are part of.

Perform the following:

  1. Click the Update button of the respective key result.

  2. If your key result is a numeric one, enter the new value.

    ​EXAMPLE: If your key result is get Website visitors to 300k and your last updated number was 200,000, but this week it is 275,000, enter 275,000 then click update.

  3. If your key result is an Achieved or not type, update its Status.

  4. Add a message if you want to give more context about the progress on your key result.
    Quantive Results stores all key result update notes and you can track your progress throughout the OKR cycle. This would make it easier for you to spot areas for improvement.

    NOTE: To mention people in your note, you can use @. When viewing a KR, there is an option to write a comment under the KR's message, which makes collaboration more effective and contextual.

  5. Update the Confidence level, if it has changed.
    Depending what your account administrator has set up for you, you can have three options for confidence level scale: number (0 to 1 or 1 to 10), emoji, or text.

    Make sure you utilize the field according to your subjective view on how this key result is progressing. If there is a chance to miss your target, lower the confidence level of the KR and provide more context on the possible roadblocks in the note. If you feel optimistic, increase the confidence level so it reflects your expectations.
    For more information, see Configure Confidence level labels.

  6. Optionally, you can specify a Date of update date.

  7. When finished, click Update.

Editing a wrong update

Owners of key results can edit/delete their updates

Admins can edit the updates of all users


Navigate to the update and click on the option dots

From the menu select to either edit or delete the update

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