Your organization has made that great decision to adopt OKRs. Your CEO has set the tone for Organizational OKRs, and as a People Manager, you are passed the mantle to coach your team members to set OKRs. You’re wondering how to get started.
It’s becoming increasingly certain that organizations are placing thrust on building a goal driven culture using frameworks like OKR. (New to OKR? Read our earlier blog posts on OKRs and Implementing an OKR framework.)
Here are some practices summarized by our coaches on how to coach your team to setting great OKRs.
During OKR coaching, remember speaking…
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This time around, we wanted to cover a very critical aspect which many ignore in the process of achieving professional objectives — a Personal Growth Story. OKRs most often are associated with business outcomes, however, the joy of setting personal OKRs and achieving them is equally unmatchable.
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There’s always a first time.
Remember your maiden bike ride without the training wheels? You get on that seat waiting to ride away. The handlebars suddenly play truant; you remember peddling slowly, frantically reaching your feet to the ground and most of all thinking about how not have that painful fall!
A first-time OKR implementation could feel as overwhelming. As the company CEO, Business Leader or Manager you have the badge of honour to set direction. You come across this great goal management tool, with precedence of 10x success for Google.
Now, you really need to make it work for…
You just inducted your employees to the increasingly popular goal-setting framework OKRs (Objectives and Key Results). You stand there expecting beaming faces. Instead, what you see is a bunch of sceptics staring back. Fret Not! You are not alone.
What seems like a simple, supercharged and extremely engaging framework suddenly seems like the toughest battle to conquer because “everyone in your company is not on the same page”.
In this edition, read on about common bloopers that might come in your way of maximizing the benefits of OKR framework and leveraging it to achieve a high performing & engaged ecosystem.
Yeah, we still get that a lot.
The concept of OKRs originated in Intel attributed to Andy Grove, and popularized by John Doerr; he took it to Google way back in 1999 when they were about 60 people and two decades later, they still use it! In the words of Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet and Co-Founder of Google, “OKRs have helped lead us to 10X growth, many times over.”
So, what are OKRs?
OKRs is a Goal Management framework; a great way to run not only your teams or your company but also your own personal…
It’s becoming increasingly certain that organizations are placing thrust on building a goal-driven culture using frameworks like OKR. (New to OKR? Read our E-book on OKRs and Implementing an OKR framework.)
Fitbots had the pleasure of talking to Thijs Van Loon, Founder Betterworks Asia. During our Coffee Conversation, Thijs shared with us some thoughts on how managers can become better coaches and move away from directing and leading to allowing more accountability & ownership amongst teams. Here’s a glimpse of it for you.
Be a patient listener and encourage members to share their…
As a CXO anchoring a leadership review, you probably have experienced the cumbersome task of skimming piles of data! Screen time overdose & data from disparate sources would have played a super spoiler while making those sharp decisions. OKR Check-In meetings are probably the messiah for leaders running reviews; with data well structured, real time and all in one format!
Needless to say, the second important step towards a successful OKR implementation is to write high-quality OKRs(The first being identifying an Executive Sponsor: Download our OKR Pilot guide to read more).
The superpower of OKRs lies in its simplicity. If you complicate your Objectives and feed in too much information, you have lost the game right at the start. Or if your KRs are a ‘catch it all’ you would stretch yourself thin.
Writing OKRs with clear and measurable metrics is a constant struggle faced by many.
Our experience of having worked with 100s of teams across segments tells us…
When it comes to OKR Management (Objectives and Key Result Areas) , spreadsheets are probably the go-to option when organizations are smaller. However, with that aspiration to get to ‘10X’ growth and teams rapidly scaling beyond 20 members, one would probably realize it’s about time to switch from Spreadsheets to an OKR tool.
Here’s how OKR tools can give you that seamless experience over spreadsheets:
Successful OKR implementation is about aligning individual OKRs to Organizational OKRs. Good OKR tools help employees visualize how individual goals align to overall company goals, something which spreadsheets may not support.
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