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  • Writer's pictureZack Ross

How to run an OKR workshop?

Updated: Mar 29, 2023

The world's top brands trust us (OKR Workshop) to assist in deploying their OKR framework. Our Global OKR experts will run your OKR workshop from start to finish, virtually or onsite.

Running an OKR (Objectives and Key Results) workshop is a great way to engage your team in setting strategic goals and measuring progress towards achieving them. Here are some steps you can follow to run a successful OKR workshop:

  1. Define the purpose and scope of the workshop: Be clear about the objectives and goals of the workshop. What do you hope to achieve? Who should attend? What topics will be covered?

  2. Provide context: Start by sharing the company's mission, vision, and strategy. This will help participants understand how their OKRs fit into the bigger picture and how they can contribute to the company's success.

  3. Introduce the OKR framework: Explain the OKR framework and how it works. Define what an objective is, what key results are, and how they are different from tasks or activities.

  4. Brainstorm objectives: Encourage participants to brainstorm objectives that align with the company's mission and strategy. Use sticky notes or a whiteboard to capture their ideas.

  5. Refine and prioritize objectives: Once you have a list of objectives, work with the group to refine them and prioritize them. Consider factors such as impact, feasibility, and alignment with the company's strategy.

  6. Create key results: For each objective, work with the group to create specific and measurable key results. Make sure the key results are challenging but achievable, and that they are aligned with the objective.

  7. Assign owners and deadlines: Assign owners to each objective and key result, and set deadlines for achieving them. This will help ensure accountability and keep the team on track.

  8. Review and update: Review progress towards achieving the objectives and key results regularly. Use the workshop as an opportunity to discuss any challenges or roadblocks and make adjustments as needed.

Remember, running an OKR workshop is a collaborative process, so encourage participation and feedback from everyone involved. With these steps, you can create a culture of goal-setting and measurement that drives success for your team and company.

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