What are OKRs?

OKRs are a strategy execution framework based on critical thinking, streamlining teams to business objectives, and being thoughtful about how metrics and work is measured. 

OKRs are made up of three separate but interrelated fundamentals;

O - Objectives: What do we need to achieve and why do we need to achieve it?

Tasks and Initiatives: What do we need to do to get there? 

KR - Key Results: How do we measure success?

OKRs work with a simple philosophy - let’s shift the focus from me to we. It ensures employees work together to focus their effort on what is most important, in order to make measurable contributions that will drive the company forward.

This framework was developed by Intel’s Andy Grove and publicized by John Doerr in his book “Measure What Matters.” Organizations like Google are known for their functioning on OKR systems to supercharge growth and drive change and innovation. More than 80% of Silicon Valley startups have adopted OKRs and experienced a meteoric rise in their growth - so yes, this method really works!

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