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KPIs vs. OKRs: What Are The Differences?

A lot of people think that OKR (Objectives and Key Results) and KPI (Key Performance Indicators) are interchangeable: three-letter abbreviations, both have the word “Key” in them, so they must be the same. However, much like you can’t sing a dance or dance a tune, you can’t switch from KPIs to OKRs. In this infographic, you can see that their differences are clear and their purpose and use are completely different from each other, and that is why you can and should use both.

You don’t have to take our word for it, either. However, you should listen to Ryan Panchadsaram on the Measure What Matters where he said that “There is no competition, KPIs and OKRs complement each other. They both have their place in a well-functioning organization.”

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