During the focus phases, it is generally recommended not to make changes to your OKRs. The OKR framework is designed to provide a clear direction and focus for your business goals, allowing you to measure progress and drive strategy execution effectively. Changing OKRs midway through the quarter may disrupt this process and hinder your ability to track performance accurately. However, it is important to note that if there are significant external factors or unforeseen circumstances that require adjustments to your OKRs, it is advisable to assess and discuss these changes with your team and OKR coach or consultant. By maintaining consistency and alignment with your objectives and key results, you can optimize your business performance management and achieve better results.
FAQ in this section
- Does each business function work on a different OKR from the ELT?
- Can we change our OKRs after we set them?
- How can I change my OKRs?
- Can I update someone else’s OKRs?
- How do I help my teams do OKRs better?
- How do you deal with goals that span longer than three months?
- We achieved our KR and that was great. Now we want to maintain our performance at that level. Should we put the same KR for this next quarter?
- Can OKRs be modified or updated periodically?
- What happens at the end of an OKR Period?
- How do we make sure that OKRs get worked on?
- What’s the best way to make sure everyone is on the same page and knows how to use OKRs within the organization?
- What is the rhythm/cycle that OKRs are set?
- Do we always roll over our OKRs we didn’t fully achieve to the next quarter?
- Can I use OKRs to test a new idea or are OKRs only for things we already do?
- What is the difference between a retrospective and review?
- When should I update my KRs?
- How to work with shared OKRs?