How to Make Things Happen

The world is full of people who have ideas. But the light-bulb moments that lead to meteoric success are more likely to emerge when your goal-setting practices are systematic.

Ideas have to be implemented. Enter Objectives and Key Results (OKR)—a management philosophy that pairs concrete objectives with actionable steps. This system has worked for some of the most successful companies in the world, including Google, where OKR was introduced in the company’s start-up days, in 1999. Since then, many companies have followed suit, including Amazon, YouTube, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

OKR defines and sets goals for companies and teams within a framework that encourages ongoing communication about those goals and sets a timeline for accomplishing them. Establishing and maintaining that system will yield measurable results, and ensure that team members remain on task along the way.

Are you ready to Measure What Matters at your organization? Think outside the box with our overview of OKR, in today’s featured Instaread.

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