Remember the last time you set a goal on losing weight!? You probably got an adrenaline rush, pull out a POST-IT and stuck on the fridge under a fridge magnet. And voila, the very next day, it was business back to usual, munching a cheeseburger for lunch, and your goal... Of course, buried away somewhere, phew! RIP
This is a classic case of Set .. and Forget. An absolute No-No when it comes to OKRs.
OKRs are a critical thinking framework that inspires teams to select very specific metrics that matter most, to propel the business forward.
OKRs force teams to make tough choices in picking a mix of lead and lag indicators, connecting & aligning to Company level OKRs (as opposed to a pecking order of cascading goals top down!).
So, if it’s not inspiring and calling out business value, it’s not a good Objective. And, if it’s not quantified, then it doesn’t qualify for a great Key Result (KR). Check out our OKR templates to see if you picked the right KRs.
OKR Check-in meetings are one of the most important OKR rituals to get teams together after the initial high of writing OKRs and to prevent teams from falling into the set & forget the trap. Check-In meetings are to OKRs, what multiple reps are to building a muscle.
The Fitbots Product team has been pushing it hard at work, so you could have it super easy while updating Check-Ins on OKR Progress. Ta da! With our OKR Check-Ins Feature, capture those powerful notes from check-in meetings, easily share and download them into reports.
Here are the 3 simple steps to start using our Super Quick OKR Check-ins:
STEP 1: Log Into Fitbots
STEP 2: Select your Team, enter your KR Progress
STEP 3: Enter OKR Check Ins
Wait there’s more!
Team OKR Champions are like the Coxswain in rowing. They get the group together during check-in meetings, spot if the team is steering in the right direction, and call out KRs at risk early. OKR Champions also are the leaders of tomorrow, learning end to end of the business.
Check-in meetings are the heartbeat of a great OKR roll out. Visualize your entire company going over OKR progress, week on week and updating progress. Not whenever they wish, but a day of the week when everyone calls out OKRs. Just as they say in Google ‘OKRs are just how we do business’.
Remember, in OKRs, you are looking at progress, and eliminating constraints early, should they arise. OKR Check-in meetings when done week on week require data to be updated on progress. Asking a few powerful questions would be important to get teams thinking about outcomes rather than inputs.
Here’s our list:
Remember to update these on your new OKR Check-Ins Template.
Making OKR meetings fun is a game-changer to get teams enthused. Here are some OKR Games highly recommended by Team OKR Champions:
So, you would get it by now how important are Check-In meetings to an OKR Roll out. By keeping that discipline on, along with the right tool, you can pretty much do away with any headaches in recollecting progress and how exactly did that happen!
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