For those unfamiliar with OKRs, I found this article by Christina Wodtke enlightening.
She breaks it down like this, "The objective is qualitative and aspirational and key results are measurable signs the objective has been met. You want qualitative and quantitative goals in order to inspire people who are motivated by vision and people who are motivated by numbers."
In last week's roundtable, I raised the question of OKRs and how others checked in with their progress more frequently than once a quarter. I've worked with quarterly goals in the past and have found that I need more frequent check-ins, or I tend to lose sight of my goals and get distracted by a new idea or problem to solve.
Christina gave this recommendation that resonated with me, "You set an Objective so that people do not forget to work on what is important strategically but not urgent. You add Key Results to quantify success. You manage it with the monday commitments and friday celebrations to make sure all that other stuff doesn't result in everyone forgetting about the important but not urgent."
For those of you experienced with OKRs, what tips do you have for staying focused and checking in with yourself? For those of you who don't set OKRs, what's holding you back from setting them or what other methods do you prefer?
Please let me know if anyone wants to join me in reading Christina's second edition of Radical Focus! 📖