OKRs were later adopted as a goal setting methodology by other software market leaders like AirBnB, Spotify, Intuit, and LinkedIn. They are now adopted not just by technology companies but all companies wanting to accelerate growth.
If you’re looking for a goal setting framework to help manage and accelerate your growth, OKRs are a good place to start.
ZOKRI is designed to help you unlock the potential of OKRs.
We are totally committed to helping you succeed with OKRs and embed them as a central part of your performance culture.
Corporate OKRs are high-level, are often annual and aligned with budgets and forecasts.
But not set in-stone as change is inevitable and allowed, and part of the process.
These are usually functional, but can be project based as well, and specific to teams, and are often quarterly.
Although different teams can have different time spans it adds complexity, something that’s ideally avoided.
These are owned by an individual and not a team and not usually collaborated on. They are personal to the individual and
often created alongside your Manager, and sometimes part of your personal career development plan.
When OKRs are up and running, you use weekly team check-ins as a way assessing OKR Progress, OKR Confidence,
OKR Blockers, and review actions and Growth Initiatives
John Doer has more experience with OKRs than most and here’s what he had to say about OKRs as they relate to size and maturity:
“At smaller start-ups, where people absolutely need to be pulling in the same direction, OKRs are a survival tool. In the tech sector in particular, young companies must grow quickly to get funding before their capital runs dry. Structured goals give backers a yardstick for success: ‘We’re going to build this product and we’ve certified the market by talking to 25 customers – and here’s how much they’re willing to pay.”
“At medium-size, rapidly scaling organisations, OKRs are a shared language for execution. They clarify expectations: ‘What do we need to get done (and fast) and who’s working on it?’ They keep employees aligned, vertically and horizontally.”
“In larger enterprises, OKRs are neon-lit road signs. They demolish silos and cultivate connections among far-flung contributors. By igniting front-line autonomy, they give rise to fresh solutions. And they keep even the most successful organisations stretching for more.”
There are now a number of OKR management tools out there. And the choice between using tools like Sheets and Excel is also an interesting debate. Our experience is that spreadsheets are not a long-term sustainable way of getting the results you’re looking for.
The choice of which OKR software to choose is down to a small group from which to make your decision. There are a few generalist OKR software solutions, but needless to say, we’re yet to find an OKR software that addressed the challenges of OKR implementation. Too many companies failed to make OKRs part of their performance culture. So we created ZOKRI, the OKR Sofware you will succeed with.