OKR is the familiar shorthand acronym for Objectives and Key Results, a management framework designed to ensure organisations share clarity of their objectives with those responsible for achieving desired outcomes. The objective is usually a qualitative aspirational goal, key results being measurable outcomes themselves supported by tasks in a clear line of sight.
Users of the system will set a regular cadence of review sessions to measure progress, renew objectives and through this help ensure goals are achieved. Based on the widely used earlier management tool Management by Objectives OKRs have grown in acceptance as a valuable method of strategy delivery. Now famously exemplified by John Doerr’s introduction of OKR as in early investor at Google (and before that with Intel by Andy Grove, a founder of the semiconductor giant). Facilitated now by a number of innovative software tracking applications OKRs are fast becoming a vital tool for businesses seeking to scale while managing their growth and keeping all on message.
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