What Should You Think About When Creating OKRs?

Make Sure Your Objectives Are Focused

The goals you set are meant to be essential to your continued growth and success. In order for the OKRs you create to actually benefit you and the end results you are hoping to achieve, you must ensure that your objectives have a solid foundation. What does it mean for an objective to have a solid foundation? Here are four key aspects John Doerr believes are integral to creating your objectives:

1. Significant

Is your goal important? Important to you, to your company, to the bigger picture, etc. Is the goal worth your continued attention? If you’re not sure this is the case, it’s time to think of a way to reframe your goal to make it so.

2. Concrete

Does your goal have a grounded endgame? What that means: is the end result of your goal something that can be quantifiably measured. An objective along the lines of “giving seriously ill patients more hope” is abstract while “giving seriously ill patients access to innovative medicine” is concrete.

3. Action-Oriented

Can you do something in that moment that will get you closer to achieving your goal? You goal should not be impossible to act upon. There should always be a way to begin the process of succeeding in your objective, even if ultimately you don’t get there.

4. Inspirational

Will your objective resonate with people? A goal is only as strong as the team of people working toward the result. Your goal should cause excitement and the desire to act to achieve an end result. Without inspiration, your goal will never get off the ground as there won’t be anyone willing to work toward its success.

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.