Features that OKRs Should Have

In remote teams, it is necessary to establish a flawless communication system within the team and ensure that this system works smoothly and continuously. People who start working in remote positions need time to adopt new business processes. OKR works and is equally suitable for teams working remotely, in a hybrid environment, or in the office. However, it is the best method for a remote team to work effectively. OKRs ensure that remote team members are always aware of each other’s work and are not out of the loop. OKRs for remote teams should be set up and executed with the team. First, everyone should understand what the OKR methodology is all about and how it will help you better organize your teamwork. Learning should go with the OKR process every step of the way. Regularly reviewing OKRs and making progress plays a vital role here. 

OKR is a tool that manages the goals with measurable results, consisting of Objectives and Key Results, defining organization, department, and team objectives. It is a flexible, transparent, vibrant new-generation performance management that displays the priorities of individuals and teams in an organization and how to achieve those priorities. 

Objectives are statements that show where we want to go. They should be inspirational and exciting expressions.OKRs must be limited to focus on priorities and avoid complexity. One should not exceed the defined maximum OKR number.  

Objectives should,  

  • express the vision 
  • be exciting 
  • indicate a direction 
  • align with organizational goals 
  • focus on the qualification and 
  • show where you want to go. 

Key Results are expressions that show how to reach the specified Objectives. They should be either easily measurable, numerical, or understandable statements. Key Results should be compelling and drive the team’s desire to succeed.  

Key Results should,  

  • describe how to reach the goal, 
  • be measurable, 
  • be definite 
  • be time-bound,
  • have assertive expressions. 

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