One of the most important benefits of implementing an OKR (Objectives and Key Results) strategy is corporate alignment. Getting the entire organization focused on the company’s most crucial Objectives is key to employee engagement, motivation, and success in the market. Read on to learn how OKR Software creates alignment and provides the linkage and visibility to create true alignment in any organization.
How to Create Clarity, Focus, and Alignment with OKR Software
OKR Software is a goal-setting system for organizations which helps create clarity and focus, aligns everyone at the organization, and connects their work to the organization’s top strategic priorities.
In an OKR implementation setting the right Objectives is essential. The process requires a balance of cascading Objectives and Key Results down through the organization, and input from employees into their personal Objectives. OKR software is designed to facilitate this bi-directional planning. Personal Objectives are aligned with the company’s top priorities, and the Bottom-Up planning gives individuals a greater sense of ownership, creating engagement.
The OKR Software Platform Creates Cross-Functional Alignment and Collaboration
The OKR Software platform provides 360° visibility of the entire process: Objectives, Key Results, progress towards Objectives, tracking, monitoring, and feedback. Teams and individuals can see the progress other teams are making and identify cross-dependencies. This visibility fosters collaboration rather than silos, it eliminates redundant activities and promotes teamwork, rather than having departments at cross-purposes.
How to Use OKR Software to Motivate the Workforce
It’s a fact that stretch goals, written, and shared throughout the organization produce better results. It’s also a fact that employees are more motivated to achieve goals when their colleagues can see their progress. Add to this OKR Software’s Recognition capabilities, and you have a recipe for a very motivated, loyal workforce. We hope you see the potential for alignment, focus, connectivity, and motivation produced by an OKR Software implementation.
CEO’s consider alignment for strategy execution one of their greatest challenges. Consider that recent studies indicate only 7% of employees understand how their role and their work contribute to the company’s strategic objectives. As one CEO is fond of saying, “at any point in time some significant portion of my workforce is working on the wrong things, I just don’t know which workers.”
Do you manage a company or teams (either as a CEO, a senior executive, a middle manager or even a front-line manager)? Do you set and track objectives? Does aligning employee performance to business goals matter, and are you responsible for driving results? If so, please check out a live demo of Atiim OKR & Goals Management Software and we’d love to hear what you think about it. Thank you!