We frequently find that companies approach OKRs differently. Also how companies evolve and mature their OKR use means that initial requirements often evolve. For this reason we set-out to ensure that ZOKRI was highly customizable at the organization and team level. Examples of customizations are in the section below.
ZOKRI is a leader at allowing companies to describe and share their strategy and to then have OKRs andKPIs associated with strategic pillars or themes for reporting. You can even use the Balanced Scorecard if your prefer with OKRs and KPIs.
ZOKRI is the market leader at allowing custom sign-off workflows to be created. These are especially useful for teams new to OKR and for teams where they are perhaps not in the same office. The result of providing customers with the feature has been a significant increase in OKR understanding and quality, and a reduction in manager oversight.
Because reporting narratives / commentaries were not the same as frequent check-ins, we were told that leaders were being left to copy and paste OKRs to documents followed by copy and pasting reporting commentaries to the same documents, before circulation.
ZOKRi is now unique in that it allows leaders to request OKR and KPI owners add a monthly reporting narrative against the usual more frequent progress and confidence updates and comments. These are then viewed within strategy reports and individual OKR and KPI pages.
OKR difficulty which is often called grading has a number of possible approaches that range from not using difficulty, to using terms like aspiration, committed and moon shot and scores like 0.7 and 0.3. We can accommodate any labeling or scoring methodology you choose.
We have also found that another approach where you drop the decimal scoring and labels in favor of setting a starting value, a target that is expected to be hit at 100% and a stretch target is often easier to understand and use. ZOKRI is the only OKR platform that allows you to use this methodology.
A common challenge for employees to propose Key Results that are really Initiatives / Activities. ZOKRI has a flexible approach that allows you to firstly name the work being done to achieve OKRs in a way that works for you. The most common ways are Initiatives or Activities.
These work / execution orientated inputs can be set and managed in a way that aligns with how you want to work, and they can connect to team productivity tools as well.
If updates are missed the single-point-of truth needed is a lie. You don’t trust the data. ZOKRI does the chasing so that you can rely on progress, RAG statuses and commentaries are current and accurate.
It is much easier to make check-ins a mandatory policy when you know that they only take a few minutes, and they can be done at your desk, on a train or over coffee. There are no excuses.
ZOKRI makes it really easy to check-in OKRs, Initiatives and KPIs, and share progress, problems and priorities. In fact, it typically takes just a few minutes, once a week.
ZOKRI has advanced KPI management features in addition to OKR management, with a lot of effort being put into unlocking the synergy that should exist between them. Amongst competitors we would like to think that we are the leader, and if we’re not, we’ve very close to being the leader.
ZOKRI has a number of out of the box integrations with our spreadsheet integrations often being called ‘the best’ as they allow cell ranges not just individual cells e.g. months might be spread across cells B3:BN.
Sometimes a Key Result or a Strategic Initiative might be linked to a project being managed in a tool like Jira. ZOKRI has a depth of features that automates progress tracking based on cards or tasks being completed.
Many of our customers have found the use of an agile best practice called ‘Weekly Priority and Win Sharing’ an amazing way to get teams to agree and focus on the activities that matter most.
Strategy Reports: Strategy reports show highly filterable views of OKRs and KPI by pillar, with RAG alerting and filtering making it easy to zero-in on areas of risk. You can also see all of the reporting narratives / commentaries in one place as well.
Custom Dashboards: ZOKRI allows users to create open or private dashboards using OKR and KPI widgets. Each widget provides a range of charts and tables that can show views by pillar, team, tag or individual.
Filtered Views: ZOKRI allows users to filter large lists of OKRs and KPIs to report views that match the criteria wanted. These often include status, progress, confidence, team, and individual. But might also include behaviours like: reports or check-ins overdue.
“I took the time to enter our executive OKRs into 3 platforms to test and demonstrate them to the broader team, after investigating 9. I found that ZOKRI was considerably easier than the others to enter the data into.
Beyond the ease and intuitiveness of the platform, the actual structure of the OKR builder was the most comprehensive.“
Director of Culture – GoCanvas