When companies first start implementing objectives and key results (OKRs), they often turn to manual reporting methods such as spreadsheets and presentations. This can be an attractive option because it is quick and easy to get started with. However, as organizations start to realize the true nature of OKRs and understand that adoption goes beyond simple goal setting, they begin to struggle. They find that manual reporting methods are not sustainable and can be a burden to manage, particularly when trying to scale the program. In this blog post, we’ll discuss why manual OKR tracking is not adequate for companies looking to scale their program.
What are the drawbacks of manual OKR reporting in spreadsheets?
- Goals are not integrated into the daily workflow, making it difficult for teams and individuals to stay engaged and on track.
- Tracking progress becomes challenging without automated reminders for regular check-ins.
- Manual reporting is time-consuming, error-prone, and difficult to manage, particularly when tracking progress across multiple teams.
- It is nearly impossible to manage the alignment of goals across different teams and levels within an organization.
- Dependencies between goals can easily be lost in manual tracking methods.
Why manual OKR reporting is not scalable:
- Managing multiple spreadsheets becomes impractical and unwieldy as the volume of data increases.
- It is difficult to ensure participation and compliance with manual reporting methods.
- Manual reporting takes up valuable time that could be spent on other tasks.
- Cascading objectives and rolling up progress becomes a cumbersome process without the right tools in place.
- OKRs are meant to be agile and flexible, but manual tracking methods are not.
How Twiser solves these problems:
- Automated reminders help ensure regular check-ins and progress tracking.
- Twiser streamlines the OKR reporting process, making it faster and easier to manage progress across multiple teams.
- Twiser provides a centralized platform for managing OKRs, making it easy to align goals and track progress across different teams and levels within an organization.
- Twiser helps eliminate the risk of lost dependencies and provides a clear, visual representation of progress and accountability.
- Don’t let manual OKR reporting hold you back. Switch to Twiser and take your OKR program to the next level.