Productivity. (Inbound) Sales & Marketing. Onlinelearning. Leadership. Setting OKRs the Right Way – Step By Step Process | TalentCove Blog. Setting OKRs the Right Way – Step By Step Process Setting OKRs (Objectives & Key Results) is a relatively simple process. Here’s a step by step breakdown to show how easy it is to get started on setting your own OKRs. The employee/manager needs to set quarterly or even monthly to long-term OKRs, depending on how the company works. Team objectives are set collectively.
Step 1: It is recommended that the objectives be limited to 3-5 per team at any given time. The OKRs should be made public so everyone in the company knows how their work is contributing to achieving the overall company objectives. Step 2: Link the Individual/Team level OKRs to the Company level OKRs. Step 3: Continuously review and monitor OKRs being achieved, hold mid-quarter check-ins to share progress and make adjustments to the OKRs. Step 4: At the end of the quarter, grade OKRs and report results. OKRs should be set in a way that typically you expect to achieve 70-80% of your goals. Liked this post? Related In "Goals" David Allen's Getting Things Done® Methodology.
8 challenges to overcome when adopting Holacracy. A year and a half ago I first heard about Holacracy: “GTD for your organization”, or so I thought. We started adopting it at my company Springest, and have been learning the hard way ever since. Now that it’s becoming more popular, partly because of Zappos adopting it and the first books coming to market, I’d like to summarize some challenges we encountered. Actually, I thought Holacracy’s popularity would rise much faster.
But it didn’t, and I think I know why… (Spoiler: it can be great, it will be misunderstood and it is quite hard!). I’ll mention a challenge and for each the approach we are taking to overcome it. 1. You might think that Holacracy tells you how to run your organization, but it doesn’t. Our approach: embrace the uncertainty. 2. Then again… there are a lot of things you can’t do in Holacracy.
Our approach: learn the rules! 3. We found that old habits die hard, even with the best intentions. Our approach: coach each other a lot. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 8 challenges to overcome when adopting Holacracy. Tactical Meetings – Holacracy. Drop the mic: how to be an inspiring speaker. Most of us hate public speaking, but for managers, it’s obviously an important skill to have. When you’re an inspiring speaker, it’s easier to sell your ideas internally, rally your team around a plan, talk to customers, present at external conferences, or simply give your team a status update without being super boring.
So how can you brush up on your presentation skills and be an inspiring speaker? Here are five things to think about: 1. Before you create your presentation, it’s important to define a goal. A good starting point for defining your goal is to think about your audience. In the book, Resonate, communications expert Nancy Duarte breaks down John F. 2. The most effective presentations weave facts and information into a compelling story that moves the audience. For example, if you’re giving a project update and want to make it interesting, a mountain structure works well. 3.
One tactic is to use more slides, and to simplify the message on each slide. 4. Second is logic. 5. Olive Oil: Lean Startup & Holacracy: How Do They Fit Together? I just finished a book: The Lean Startup. It's a model for building successful new products/startups extremely efficiently, developed by startup entrepreneur Eric Reis. No genius needed, just a method. I have to say I'm impressed: the theory and the case studies are very convincing.
Fairly quickly into the book, I started to draw mental connections with another lean model: Holacracy. No surprise here, both share a similar Agile inspiration. How about putting Lean Startup and Holacracy side by side to see how they compare? Let's start with a quick and dirty overview of each model, Then I'll suggest a way Holacracy and Lean Startup fit togetherThen I'll give a table comparing characteristics of each model Lean Startup: Learn What the Market Want The starting assumption of the Lean Startup is that nowadays, with products being more and more informational and immaterial, the key question is not "Can we make it? " The process goes as follow: You get ideas for a new product. How They Fit Together.