Getting the right know-how seeded, and then having scalable ways of delivering the consistent application of that knowledge ensures you can spread OKR best practices from tens to hundreds of people, and then even thousands. Getting this done in months not years is transformational.
ZOKRI is more than OKR Software. We have pioneered new and exciting ways of helping you platform your teams for success using a combination of Expert OKR Training, Software, and Onboarding-as-a-Service.
Let’s plan to roll-out OKRs correctly the the first time and fast.
ZOKRI will work with you through the entire life-cycle of the project and ensure you succeed.
You may have read ‘the book’ Measure What Matters and feel that increasing alignment, engagement, productivity, and performance through both OKRs and the related benefits it brings like increased agility are going to really help you transform and grow. But how do you get started? How do you make the project run smoothly and fast? How do you make sure you get it right first time? The good news is this is what we do and this is a typical project timeline.
The benefits of having the right introduction to OKRs can not be understated. Not only do you want to learn how to get the benefits and avoid the pitfalls, you want to be able to talk through the key challenges you might face. The things you can’t do be reading a book. If you’re excited at the end of this session you’re ready to move forward to your first workshops.
Having online facilitated workshops where your team or teams can have the discussions needed to plan their OKRs is where the light bulb goes on for everyone and the magic of OKRs begins to happen, and any worries people had are answered. Teams should feel energised and optimistic after these sessions.
This is the moment where you need to call it. You’re either all in or all out. If you’re in, you’re going to lead by example and the next weeks and months are going to be transformational.
Defining the role and training OKR leads / champions in your business is part of the project. They will play an important part of the project success.
Creating policies for things like check-ins, meetings, retrospectives, and yes, dealing with topics like appraisals is all part of the plan to succeed and we will help you.
Setting up ZOKRI in a way that fits how you work can provide the foundation for OKR success comes next. This includes connecting to the other software you use.
Creating scalable ways of onboarding your employees is how you can achieve faster roll-outs and better and more consistent behaviours.
It’s time to use OKRs well. There is clarity on goals, roles and executional plans.
Check-ins are happening, progress and problems are being shared and resolved, team meetings are being prepared for, the right discussions are happening, actions are being assigned and followed-up, and decisions documented. You’re getting into an OKR groove and it feels great.
At the end of the first quarter you start running your first retrospectives, learnings are captured and you start planning your next quarters OKRs.
OKRs are not part of how you run your business. They are part of your culture.