In 2021, it’s hard to have confidence in your ability to achieve your goals. We survey our contacts regularly on how confident they feel about successfully completing their goals, and with all the looming uncertainty around the external factors impacting success (namely, the global pandemic and economic crisis), confidence scores have taken a hit since March. This is understandable considering the state of the world.
With all the possible disruptions to your plans and risk to your successful goal achievement, now’s the time to make sure you are shoring up what you can control—your execution habits. For companies who are using OKRs, or Objectives and Key Results, to set goals, it’s time to take a hard look at how you are executing against those goals. Many of the “traditional” systems for managing OKRs (spreadsheets, documents in a shared drive, Post-it Notes next to your computer, simple systems for individual goal tracking) are less feasible with many teams now working remotely.
Here’s a short OKR video explaining how OKR software can help you execute your strategy:
The Rhythm OKR software system has what you need to bring your goals to life:
- Speed of Alignment: Just one click shows how all the goals company-wide are connected to your top-level and how the execution is going.
- Transparency: Visible dashboards make goals public, provide real-time data on progress and allow for easier, cross-functional collaboration.
- Connected to Strategy: With Rhythm, your OKRs are tied directly to your company’s strategic plan, so team members can see how their progress on their individual goals impacts the performance of the company.
- Rhythm of Work: Our system and habits of daily work and leadership, weekly adjustment meetings, quarterly execution planning, and annual strategic planning will create the right cadence to review and adjust your goals to stay on track for success—no matter what external factors come into play.
If your team is struggling to execute successfully on your OKRs amid the uncertainty and disruption we are facing, evaluate your execution system for the team; it may be time for an upgrade.
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