Before we start understanding the problems while implementing OKRs let us start with the success stories of OKRs.
OKRs are successfully implemented at Intel, Google, LinkedIn, Uber, and Facebook and are practiced to date. Trusted and well-proven framework. Successful companies have implemented OKRs and that has helped them to increase their focus and accountability. It creates a higher level of transparency and alignment. Accountability is a critical aspect of an individual and is addressed by OKRs as they create a sense of ownership
OKRs increase employee engagement which directly contributes to organizational profitability. An increase in productivity and creating agility has been the advantage of OKRs
Let us also acknowledge the fact that it needs extra effort and understanding to implement OKRs seamlessly. let us understand the key problems we might encounter during the implementation process. When we discuss with leaders the first and foremost discussion point that comes to their mind while we talk about OKR (Objectives & Key Results) implementation is
1. We already are tracking our data in another system
While most of the systems are efficient today and capture the data but it remains to be in silos while evaluating an organizational goal. These data will be siloed and do not correlate with the organisational picture. We may not be able to track the business performance with the given data which is residing in multiple systems.
While the leader’s choice is to review the business performance in one place with transparency where they can track organizational performance
OKR Tools like Datalligence Help organizations to align business priorities with team and individual priorities. which gives a holistic idea of how the organization is progressing at any given time.