Joe Leech

OKRs: my goto list of resources

I 🧡 OKRs. They are a great tool for setting, tracking and achieving goals. 🎉

Typically set at a high level in an organisation and cascaded down to the team and sometimes the individual level.

1. Before you start

The biggest reason I find that OKRs don’t work is a lack of business visions and strategy.

📘 A must read book before you start. If the strategy isn’t good the OKRs won’t be either. Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The difference and why it matters. Amazon US | Amazon UK

📙 Christina Wodtke’s book is the book on OKRs. Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results. Amazon US | Amazon UK

Pros and cons:

2. Setting the OKRs

3. OKRs in Action

I’d love to know if you have any great OKR resources. Please add some more suggestions in the comments.

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Shameless plug: last year I wrote a two-part piece on my experience on OKRs at my previous company — https://medium.com/onfido-tech/6-principles-for-truly-effective-okrs-part-1-8278ce2b8b20

I’m biased 😉 but I’ve also received quite some positive feedback, incl. when I presented it at ProductCamp London — so it did resonate with the community at the time.

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