Focus & Measure:
A Step-by-Step Guide
Step by Step Guide
to your OKR Program
Focus & Measure
The OKR Guide Series
Phase 3: Focus and Measure
Welcome to the 3rd guide of our 4-guide series: “The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Your OKR Program - Phase 3: Focus and Measure.” This phase is quite exciting - this is where you achieve results!
We still have a last guide coming up, so stay tuned! In the last part, Phase 4: “Reflect and Reset,” we’ll give you smart tips for looking back at what you’ve done, seeing how well you did, and setting new goals for even more success!
You can download Phase 1 here: How to setup and launch you OKR program
You can download Phase 2 here: How to align and localize your OKR process
What are we going to learn?
The third phase of the OKR program, called Focus and Measure, is critical to success as it is where results are achieved.
By following these steps, we can ensure that we are successfully achieving our KRs and making progress towards our long-term goals.
Phase 3: Focus and Measure
1. Highlight Risks
2. Action Plan
3. Weekly Meetings
4. WorkBoard Basic Training
5. Leadership 1:1 WorkBoard Training
6. Ask Me Anything (AMA ):
7. Platform Drip Comms
9. Execute Action Plan
8. WorkBoard Pro Training
10. Flag No-Update KR
11. WorkBoard Admin Training
12. WorkBoard Team Lead Training
13. Business Review Setup
14. Monthly Business Review Meetings
15. One on One Meetings
16. Mid Quarter Check-In
17. Flagging Risks
18. Late-Quarter Check-Ins
Step 1: Highlight Risks
“Uh, better slow down and figure out what’s going on.”
By spotting these risks early on, we can better prepare and increase our chances of success with our OKR program.
Step 2: Action Plan
It’s time to turn your KRs into a plan of action.
Don’t forget to involve all team members in the process, as everyone has a role to play in achieving the KRs.
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high risks of OKR programs
The OKR program is designed to measure and focus the efforts of individuals and teams. By implementing this program, organizations can set clear objectives and key results that align with their overall goals. This allows for a more focused approach to work, where everyone understands what they need to achieve and how their efforts contribute to the bigger picture. The program also includes regular check-ins and progress updates, ensuring that individuals are staying on track and making the necessary adjustments to meet their objectives. With the OKR program in place, organizations can effectively measure performance, identify areas for improvement, and drive success towards their desired outcomes.
Examining the Vulnerabilities of OKRs: Moving BeyondSuccess Stories
OKRs have been widely embraced and touted as a successful goal-setting framework by many organizations, it is crucial to examine their vulnerabilities and limitations.
By acknowledging the potential pitfalls of OKRs, the organizations can take proactive measures to mitigate these risks such as:
Potential Risks of OKR Programs:Exposing the Dark Side
OKR programs can be highly effective in driving organizational performance and alignment, it is important to acknowledge and address the potential risks associated with their implementation.
The dark side of OKR programs includes the:
Crack in the Armor : Exposing Serious Errors in Popular OKR Initiatives
OKRs have gained popularity as a management tool, it is essential to recognize the serious errors and limitations that often go unnoticed. The reliance on subjective metrics, the lack of alignment with company values, and the potential for goal misalignment can undermine the effectiveness of OKR initiatives.
Organizations must critically evaluate their implementation strategies and ensure that they address these issues to truly harness the benefits of OKRs. By doing so, companies can cultivate a culture of:
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