Embrace the fact that alignment can be messy. As you continue to progress and reflect throughout the OKR cycle, after getting all the issues on the table, identify the goals that require extra attention and the goals that may need to get cut. This is an opportunity to remain agile. Always agree on a concrete set of actions to take to move the ball forward before the next reflection cycle.
Continual improvement is an integral part of any OKR or goal process. Powered by regular reflection and retrospectives, it helps bring to light what is working and what isn’t. Like any business process, OKRs should remain flexible and fit the culture and values of your organization.
If it’s broken, you can reserve the right to fix it. New circumstances or performance assessments often require the recalibration of OKRs. Sometimes OKRs will carry from one quarter to the next and just need to be calibrated. Other times, you’ll need to close out existing OKRs and create new ones.
Keep your teams motivated, happy and pulling in the same direction throughout the OKR process.
Koan helps guarantee your team knows why what they do matters and how it will make a difference
Koan’s OKR platform supports your existing processes and workflows, without the need for new meetings or distracting data entry
Koan builds transparency with natural opportunities for feedback between managers and team members
Koan aligns every employee’s work to the company’s Mission, Vision, Values, Strategy and Goals