OKRs Are Meant to be a Support Not a Hindrance
The idea of OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) can seem daunting if you don’t know exactly what that means. OKRs are a way to frame and define your goals and then track their path to a result. They can be separated into two parts: what you want to accomplish (the objective) and how you’re going to get it done (the key results). This doesn’t have to be a monumental task that you dread even thinking about. Instead think of OKRs as a support system, your path to executing your goals.
Create Essential Goals
It’s easy to set goals that you know you’re going to succeed in reaching. Maybe you’ve set a growth projection you knew you were going to reach or a deadline for an issue you figured could be solved fairly quickly. Instead, the goals you should be setting are those that you want to aspire to obtain and the ones that will inspire those working with you to see through to the end.
Per John Doerr, the author of the book Measure What Matters, the foundation of all your goals should be the answer to the question “why?”. Why are you setting this goal? Why is it important? And once you have the answer to that question, you can build from there. If you can’t think of why that particular goal needs to be set or why you want to take that particular action in order to make a change then maybe that’s not the right way to think about the problem at hand.
OKRs should be used to sow innovation and creativity in your goal-setting. While the minutiae are important to the continues success of your business, you should allow yourself to create important tasks that are helpful in supporting your bigger picture, your growth, your success. Think of OKRs less as a To Do List and more as a guide to an endgame. Think about why those goals you are setting for yourself are so crucial to what you want people to know about your business.
MyFieldAudits Can Help You Track Your OKRs
Creating OKRs is one step in a very important process. MyFieldAudits’ standard forms, audits, and checklists can give you an idea of where you may need to start the process. However, you will also need to measure the success of your Key Results once your OKRs are created. MyFieldAudits provides user-friendly analytics that anyone can use to measure, track, and report on any metric that may be needed. To learn more about MyFieldAudits, contact us at info@MyFieldAudits.com.