WHY OBJECTIVES AND KEY RESULTS?
Objectives and Key Results is a goal management methodology. With this methodology, your organisation can implement the virtuous strategy cascade that implements the strategy effectively on the ground. It’s the missing link between high-level strategic maps and detailed implementation plans.
WHAT OKRs CAN ADD TO YOUR TEAM
OKRs create focus around the top priorities in your organisation, department and team. In effect, you choose 3 objectives, that’s it.
OKRs allow for critical assessment of challenges and dependencies. In doing so, it creates alignment in and between teams in the organisation.
Taking time to articulate OKRs will remove ambiguity and subjectivity. This leaves no doubt about what will be achieved by when.
OKRs increase feedback, communication and engagement in and between teams. In turn, it allows for opportunities to celebrate the wins and learn from the challenges.
what we do
We facilitate and draft a set of deployment parameters through technical training and practical application. This results in alignment on terminology, purpose and scope of usage throughout your organisation.
An experienced OKR practitioner will guide you through every step of the process, drafting your OKRs together while subjecting your assumptions to a critical thinking lens.
OKR Implementation is about creating an ongoing discipline. This will result in healthy business habits – a consistent cadence of regular check-ins, mid-cycle reviews, and end of cycle reflect and reset sessions.
Under the guidance of an experienced coach, you will execute a process of continual inquiry with respect to your OKR program. You will avoid common missteps and solve challenges within your various teams.
We support executives in other business-critical initiatives. We aim to translate strategy into practical steps that reflect the environment in which you operate and the practical realities your people face on the ground.
Our clients often experience situations where there’s a gap in skills readily available within their organisation. In these situations, we can help fill the skill capacity gap and reduce the risk of missing critical opportunities.
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The team assisted in getting us to a much better place, much faster – in the process, we’ve crystalised our thoughts and got them into an actionable plan for implementation.David SmollanSmollan Group
Through following this process and the elements introduced through OKRs, we were able to find a rhythm where our meetings became cleaner, responsibilities became clearer and it's become easier to manage the priorities in the business.Will ThorpStandard Bank ICS
The team gets down to the essence of strategy, and provides an immense amount of clarity on our focus areas. This leads to alignment in our team, helping us to look left and right without taking our eye off the ball.Mark HassenkampThe LiveKindly Company
The team – with the processes, clarity of thinking, capacity and energy they brought – enabled us to do things that would have been unimaginable on our own.Rudi BothaBetterLife Group
The team showed great insight into our business. The approach and tools utilised were very good and kept the team involved and responsive. Sessions were handled professionally and ultimately allowed for a clear, precise and executable strategy that keeps the executive team accountable for deliveryCarl De VilliersTransaction Capital
You’ve helped us consider our portfolio of international businesses and distill it into a set of priorities, with clear accountability, setting us up to the deal of a lifetime.Junior John NgulubeSanlam Pan Africa
OKRs should bring about a change in mindset, not simply implement a tool. It’s a mindset of continuous progress and a focus on the most important strategic elements in the business. Don’t rush it – it’s a 5-day game, have patience and enjoy the journey.Steve MallabyInnervation
Our OKRs helped to create the right focus, enabling effective trade-off discussions and providing the team with a clear north-star to anchor us to our most important goals and ambitions.ITO Team MemberAbsa
We knew we needed to buckle down and focus, but we did not have the framework and communication methods to agree and align on the most important opportunities. The OKR process facilitated by Step provided the clarity, direction, and accountability that was required.Chris BallFinch Technologies
Successful business have a disproportionate focus on the elements that will move the dial. Having an OKR practitioner on board provides an unemotional lens to create this focus, to bring clarity, and to enhance the narrative, the “why” behind the decisions that are being made.Stanton PillayIT Master