Edit a key result

Objectives should be flexible enough that you can freely adjust, revise, or even abandon what you're doing as your work evolves and your priorities change. With that in mind, we've made it easy to edit key results as needed. In this article, you'll learn how to update the description, owner, metric type, and start/target values, as well as delete key results.

Access and availability

⛔️ Required access to Objectives.
👥 This article is relevant to individuals with permission to edit an objective.
📦 This feature is available in the Perform, Legacy Focus, and Total Platform pricing packages.

Edit the text, type, or owner of a key result

  1. Click Objectives in 15Five's main, left-hand navigation to open the Objectives Dashboard.
  2. Use the filters at the top of the page to find the objective you want to update.
  3. Click on the name of the objective to open its details page.
  4. Click ... to the right of the key results you want to edit and select "Edit key result" from the dropdown menu.
  5. From this page, you can edit the following fields:

    You can update the description of a key result by clicking on the text field.



    The owner of a key result should be the person who is responsible for its completion. Follow the steps below to update a key result's owner.

    1. Click the arrow to the right of the current key result owner's name.
    2. A drop-down menu will appear. From here, select the name of the person you want to reassign the Key Result to.
    3. The key result will reflect the new owner.
    Metric type and Start/Target values
    1. Select the new metric type you want to use to measure the key result. Clicking the ... option will expand additional metrics. 
    2. An alert will appear asking you to confirm the metric change. Click Got it to acknowledge that your target values and progress might need to be updated after switching the key result metric type.
    3. The key result will be updated to reflect the new metric type. Use the "Start" and "Target" fields to update current and target key result values.
    Delete a key result

    To delete a key result, click the grey X to its right.



    To save an objective, it must have at least one key result.

  6. When you're done making edits, click Save objectives at the bottom of the page.

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