Crash Course: Putting it all together

Description: Combining objectives and key results by closing the mindset gap

Summary: It’s time to bring objectives and key results together. Understanding the differences between output and outcome is key on how to properly close the mindset gap. When structuring OKRs and starting with the objective, we want to ask what success looks like on all the actions we want to complete or we call the actual key results. When it comes to key results, we must be mindful of the “Oofs” or KRs that measure milestones and are subject to opinion. Good key results are end-of-quarter measurable outcomes while Great key results are upstream and downstream data to achieve best possible outcomes. When developing great OKRs, alignment is key despite being harder than it sounds, it is worthy of the effort.