From Setup to Reflection

The Four Phases of a Successful OKR Cycle
Master the OKR framework cycle by exploring the widespread adoption of OKRs as a popular business goals setting framework among organizations. Understand the four distinct objective and key results phases that make up the OKR cycle: setup and launch, align and localize, focus and execute, and reflect and reset. More, discover the key factors for success while setting up the OKR framework, including the importance of setting achievable objective and key results, and implementing initiatives such as training, communication, and clear roles and responsibilities. Learn how to use the power of the OKR framework cycle for setting and achieving business goals within organizations faster and more efficient.
A diagram depicting a continuous improvement cycle with four phases: setup & launch, align & localize, focus & execute, and reflection & reset.

The Four Phases of the OKR Cycle

The OKR Cycle is an iterative process that enhances results and improves the process quality over time. It fosters continuous improvement, allowing organizations to adapt, learn, and optimize their objectives and key results as they progress. Through regular reassessment and adjustments, teams can steadily improve their performance and achieve greater success. The OKR framework empowers teams to consistently deliver exceptional outcomes with each cycle.

OKR Cycle phases and their initiatives

Different phases of the OKR framework cycle have different initiatives. Set-up & launch: All initiatives in this phase are aimed to answer all questions before we start, so everyone can focus on setting and achieving OKRs during the quarter​. Align & localise: The goal of the first cycle is not perfection but improvement​. Focus & execute: Prompt, intentional action and communication yields faster results​. Reflect & reset: Practice open communication of lessons learned to improve the OKR process and cultivate a culture of embracing risk and learning from mistakes​.
Four-step OKR implementation process timeline with key activities for each phase, from Setup to Reflection.

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