THE 8 WEEK OKR QUICK START
HISTORY FAVOURS THE BOLD.
Do you need your teams driving radical value for your customers and business? The OKR (Objectives and Key Results) framework is a powerful team based approach to setting goals.
Move beyond the todo lists and create a measurable impact by nailing your first OKR cycle in only 8 weeks. Start to finish.
WHY SO MANY ARE TURNING TO OKR?
Most goal setting frameworks suck. Here's why:
Goals are often a list of things to do without a clear outcome in mind
Often individual or team focused driving misalignment across the organisation
A staggering 60% of employees have no idea clue about the company's goals
Any wonder goal setting has such a love hate relationship in business. There's a better way for you and your team.
OKR: A FRAMEWORK FOR IMPACT
Outcome-focused leaders turn to frameworks like OKR to drive success and accountability in their teams. It all starts with audacious goals which connect and align people to a common purpose and strategy.
OKRs are like magnets. They help teams align to focus on what matters most. It creates an incredible measure of progress for teams creating valuable customer outcomes as they go. Simple in their format, while challenging to master.
Companies like Google, Intel, AfterPay and countless others use OKR to connect teams and drive radical growth.
HOW OKR HELPS YOU
GET STARTED WITH OKR FAST
The speed at which you achieve your goals is critical to your business success. That's why we crafted the SKILLFIRE 8 Week OKR Quick Start approach to get you running with OKR quickly. The approach embeds three key success factors for introducing OKR:
Getting OKR right and learn fast with an OKR Experiment
Co-designing your OKR approach with your teams
Nailing the change management
Over time we're refined the SILEEC OKR Quick Start model to help you nail your change journey, lift capability and get OKR working well fast.
Exhibit A: SKILLFIRE OKR Quick Start
CO-DESIGNED FOR IMPACT
Scaling change is hard. Our approach to co-design creates a network of change agents within each team to embed the framework. This network of your most passionate individuals are called your OKR Champions.
Following Lean Change practices we establish a regular forum for the OKR Champions to take a lead role and be accountable for the implementation of the changes. Whether you're a small startup or a large multinational, this approach creates commitment and disseminates capability across your business with your own people.
Exhibit B: SKILLFIRE Change Champion Approach
WHY OUR OKR QUICK START?
Understand your culture and metrics maturity
Our initial assessment explores your culture, work practices and data maturity. This ensures OKR is the right fit you and you have the capability to embed it. We also get crystal clear on why you're embedding OKR. Key to your team embracing OKR.
A strategic execution system & operating rhythm
Our co-designed approach to embedding OKR links our experience with your business understanding. What we create is a powerful machine for planning, alignment and execution tailored to you. This is embedded in your business as a lasting heartbeat.
Lasting capability uplift and learning
Our extensive training covering both OKR and Change Management gives your a lasting edge. Couple that with an extensive online OKR Learning Academy, your teams will be set up lasting for success! One which adapts over time as you grow.
BUILT FROM EXPERIENCE
This is Tim Newbold, Director of Strategy and Founder of SKILLFIRE. Over a number of years Tim has refined our approach to OKR across a number of organisations and industries. He's learnt the hard lessons so you don't need to.
Tim's team of OKR Consultants and OKR Facilitators now helps companies embed OKR from our offices in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. Our delighted clients span Asia, the US and Europe. Our favourite clients have written some incredible stories about our work with them.
GROW BY TURNING YOUR STRATEGY INTO ACTION
Create the structure and focus for teams to link their current priorities to business strategy. Teams are empowered to change the game through directional autonomy and a clear measure of progress.
CREATE OUTCOMES WITH LASER
Create RADICAL momentum with cross-functional teams aligning on organisational priorities. OKR brings transparency and collaboration which enables teams to collectively focus. This is how you create an unstoppable wave of outcomes.
SHOW PROGRESS ON REAL OUTCOMES
OKR enables you to see how your progressing and validate your decisions as you go. They act as a north star which directs you down the right path. Even better is they tell you when you're off course. Your OKR gives you the blueprint to make an impact. This clarity will drive radical engagement with your teams.
LOVE THE IDEA, BUT WANT DIY?
We're incredibly passionate about making OKR available to all! So if getting our help in your office to help embed OKR is not on the cards, here's some pathways to getting started yourself:
Exhibit C: SKILLFIRE OKR Cheat Sheet
STILL NOT CONVINCED?
Time to check out the research!
As we discovered through our recent survey "Harnessing OKRs during the pandemic", OKR is a powerful tool to drive focus, inspire people and create outcomes.
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