Objectives and Key Results - Driving Focus, Alignment, and Engagement with OKRs
Key results are used to define what it means to achieve broad, qualitative goals, and imperatives like do it better are transformed into clear, measureable markers. From the framework s inception in the 1980s to its popularity in today s hyper-competitive environment, OKRs make work more engaging and feature frequent feedback cycles that enable workers to see the progress they make at work each and every day. This book shows you everything you need to know to implement OKRs effectively. * Understand the basics of OKRs and their day-to-day use * Learn how to gain the executive support critical to a successful implementation * Maintain an effective program with key assessment tips * Tailor the OKRs framework to your organization s needs Objectives and Key Results is your key resource for designing, planning, implementing, and maintaining your OKRs program for sustainable company-wide success.
- Hardback | 224 pages
- 163 x 233 x 24mm | 404g
- 21 Oct 2016
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- New York, United States
- 1. Auflage
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In this A-to-Z guidebook for understanding OKRs and effectively implementing them at any organization, two leading experts walk you through the beginnings of OKRs at Intel in the 1980s to the innovative ways companies such as Flipkart, GoNoodle, and TaxSlayer are using OKRs to gain a competitive edge today. You'll find insightful coverage of this valuable critical-thinking framework for enabling teams and employees to reimagine what they can achieve, build their goal-setting muscles, and actually accomplish their full potential day after day. This turnkey program outlines all the steps you need to successfully launch OKRs and make them sustainable, including the specific times and types of reviews essential to an effective OKRs cycle. An in-depth look into the latest software solutions addresses the most beneficial ways to use modern tools, as well as providing the twenty critical questions to answer before investing in any software. Keep this convenient resource at your fingertips for: All the know-how and strategy for winning the necessary executive support to successfully integrate OKRs into an organization A detailed examination of the most up-to-date best practices for designing and sustaining a successful OKRs program Firsthand insight into customizing the OKRs framework to perfectly connect the goals of your organization
Objectives and Key Results is your complete, one-stop resource for bringing this highly valuable method of defining, aligning, and tracking goals to your business.
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"OKRs are not just a Silicon Valley thing. From a mature Fortune 50 icon to a mid-sized, private, high-growth company--I've seen the transformational power of OKRs first hand. This book is a must-read for any business leader seeking to leverage this thoughtful and forward goal-setting mindset to create a more agile, engaged, and highly-productive team."
--Dean Carter, Vice President Shared Services, Patagonia
"OKRs are a magical machine. Insert strategy into one end, and get focused execution out the other. This book contains all you need to create such a machine. Read it, do what it says, and watch the magic happen."
--John Herbold, Co-founder, GoNoodle
"This book will help you to implement an agile and transparent system to align and focus your organization. It is easy to understand and the principles are relevant--from Silicon Valley straight through to the entrepreneurial culture of Berlin."
--Robert Gentz, Co-founder and co-CEO, Zalando SE
"An incredibly thorough yet utterly readable book that makes OKRs make sense. If you need to tie a jetpack to your organization, you want this book."
--Christina Wodtke, Adjunct Professor at Stanford Continuing Studies and author of Radical Focus
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