I love winning.
It doesn’t matter what’s involved or what the prize is, I’ll do what I can to achieve my goal of clinching that ‘winner’ title.
When I was 6, my primary school held an egg and spoon race as part of its sports day activities. The prize was a yardstick of chocolate. Let’s just say that, by lunchtime, there were tears and tantrums elsewhere while my face was smeared with chocolate.
To this day, I’m still (perhaps unhealthily) incentivized by goals. Particularly in the workplace. I’m not alone in this though, as numerous studies show that goal-setting improves employee performance and engagement.
Do you relish winning, too?
And do you want the next quarter to be your team’s best quarter ever?
Then you need to know about OKRs (objectives and key results). It’s basically an adult version of the egg and spoon race.
That’s why, in this short, informative Process Street post, I’ll define OKRs, describe their business benefits, give advice on how to write solid OKRs, and also provide OKR examples from the likes of Google.
Just make your way through the following sections to learn all about OKRs:
- What is an OKR?
- The business benefits of the OKR methodology
- How to write inspiring, useful OKRs
- 3 OKR examples — including ones Google use
- Moving forward as an OKR-aligned team
Now, let’s make this quarter more than OK.
Let’s make it internally record-breaking, thanks to OKRs! 📈