GoalGPT: A GPT-4 powered OKR generator

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ChatGPT may as well have broken the Internet.

Some sceptics are pointing out the blind spots of the AI language model, arguing that it's not yet able to solve complex problems or that it can easily be fooled.

But that's looking at it the wrong way.

ChatGPT and the underlying GPT-3 language model aren't here to replace us. They're here to assist us, and they're about to unlock an unprecedented amount of productivity.

What's the difference between ChatGPT and GPT-4?

Both ChatGPT and GPT-4 are language models developed by OpenAI. They allow us to get answers from prompts written as if we were talking to another human.

The difference is the output:

  • ChatGPT generates human-like text in its response and makes the experience feel like having a conversation.
  • GPT-4 is a general-purpose language model that can be accessed via an API.

It is like having a work buddy that has an insane amount of general knowledge. Curious about the sequence of moves for the Sicilian Defense? Ask ChatGPT. Need suggestions for the title of your blog post? Ask ChatGPT. The best KPIs for DevOps? Ask ChatGPT.

And guess what? It also knows about OKRs.

You can ask ChatGPT for an example of OKRs to increase your social media presence, and it will gladly give you something to think about.

Using AI and GPT-4 to generate draft OKRs

Setting OKRs is hard. This is in part because we spent most of our weeks focused on outputs. Then, you suddenly have to switch mindset at the end of the quarter to figure out the right outcomes to focus on for the next 3 months. Even seasoned OKR leaders have a hard time with the framework.

The language models built by OpenAI can help us a lot by quickly providing suggestions that we can use as starting point. The issue is that ChatGPT can be quite verbose, and the output can take some time to import back into the tool you use to track progress on your OKRs.

We decided to solve this problem by embedding a goal-setting assistant directly in Tability that can generate OKRs with the help of GPT-4.

(Tability is an accountability platform that teams use to share progress on OKRs)

Adding a goal-setting AI in Tability allows to go from an idea to a set of goals ready to be tracked within a couple of minutes – withouth having to switch context.

Step 1. Describe your goal in simple terms

Write down what this quarter is about. For instance, you can type something like "We're building our growth engine, and we need to significantly boost leads coming from content".

Step 2. Generate the OKRs

Tability will use GPT-4 to turn your prompt into a set of measurable outcomes that are based on the most relevant success metrics for your objective.

Step 3. Check the preview

Check out Tability's suggestion before adding the goals to your plan.

Step 4. Add the OKRs to your plan in 1-click

Once added to your plan, you can edit the Objective and Key Results to change owners, targets, descriptions, etc.

Step 5 (optional). Generate the corresponding initiatives

Tability can also generate initiatives for you!

Step 6. Save your plan!

Publish your plan to go back to tracking mode. You now have OKRs + initiatives ready to go for this quarter.

Using a standalone version

If you simply want an OKR template, you can also try our free standalone OKR generator.

From vision to execution in minutes

As said in the introduction, GPT-4 (and ChatGPT) will not be substitutes for your team. It doesn't know your business, and it has a limited understanding of your constraints. But it can help you turn your thoughts into an actionable draft in a couple of minutes.

From there, you can take over to refine the details and push the discussion forward with your teammates.

This is going to be an incredible tool to help teams accelerate their goal-setting cycle, especially when remote (you've got a pal that's always happy to give you some suggestions!).

Try it today

You try Tability's OKR generator for free by signing up today. We'd love to get your feedback!

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Sten Pittet

Co-founder and CEO, Tability

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