Having a trusted and objective party to provide an independent view of your business’s objectives and key results is invaluable. During this phase of the Step Advisory process we apply an objective and critical-thinking lens to your business, applying global best practice around the crafting of OKRs. Since effective businesses set OKRs on a regular basis – be it monthly, quarterly or annually – we hold that having a coach or an experienced OKRs practitioner to test thoughts and guide the process is key to the success of the process.

Focus on the important battles

OKR setting happens best during a series of interactions, this can either take the form of workshops with teams or individual interactions with team members. One-on-one interactions are particularly useful to address and allay any individual concerns.

While teams are intensely aware of the detail of what is expected of them on a daily basis, it is often hard for individuals to remove themselves from the detail and focus on the goals that will propel the organisation forward.

Only by focusing on the important battles can your business ensure it wins the war. Guided by Step Advisory, we enable teams in your organisation to step back from the daily whirlwind, lift their gaze and focus on the horizon.

OKR Setting is like a muscle that must be exercised regularly

OKR setting must take place regularly. After each cycle it should be decided whether to keep, modify or remove the OKR. We take teams that are new to OKRs by the hand and provide a step-by-step guide to help them through the process. We highlight what to look out for and what to expect.

Teams with well-crafted OKRs are aligned behind their pursuits and have absolute clarity on what will be achieved at key points throughout the financial year. This certainty creates focus, alignment and engagement and helps the organisation achieve its objectives.

OKR Setting

How can we help your business?

Step Advisory has extensive experience setting OKRs across various industries, companies, teams and cultures. By adopting an overarching view, our experts can direct questions to probe relevant importance, pinpoint the actual objectives and highlight dependencies across OKRs. The end result is a well-crafted and aligned set of objectives and key results for your team. As an external party, our only goal is to see your business succeed by applying this methodology.

Get more information on our OKR Setting services today.