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A Leader's Guide to Implementing OKRs

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Sachin Rekhi
Sachin Rekhi
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Objectives and Key Results can be a useful tool to align and motivate a team; however, if not implemented properly, they become pointless and ignored by the team members.

OKRs must be defined in a meaningful manner

  • OKRs must be succinct and achievable or they become aspirational and accountability is lost
  • Results must be measurable and time-bound, to ensure accountability
  • Results have to include both outputs, such as the launch of a feature, and outcomes, like increasing user engagement

Balance broad goals with meaningful benchmarks

  • OKRs ought to be quarterly as it is often enough to allow for strategic adjustments while not being too time intensive¬†
  • Each team should have no more than 3-5 OKRs, so the team has a sense of direction while not oversimplifying
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