location_city Anywhere schedule Oct 7th 05:05 - 05:45 PM place The Agora people 6 Interested

Many organisations struggle with alignment across functions and between senior leaders and teams. Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) have become an increasingly popular approach to addressing organisational alignment problems. On the surface OKRs appear to be a simple way to set goals and measure progress, however the real world application of OKRs (especially at scale) is filled with unexpected challenges and some surprising benefits. Adopting OKRs successfully requires supportive leadership, sophisticated change management, investment in learning and more time and patience than you might think!        

In this talk Ben shares his experiences from introducing OKRs across 100 teams in a 1200 person publicly listed organisation in Berlin.  He will share his hard-won lessons of what not to do, and outline a low risk way to evaluate OKRs in your organisation. Join this session to learn about getting executives onboard, learn why cascading OKRs can be a mistake, learn how to setup an OKR champions and training program and more!

Training workshops also available on Freshwater Academy (20% off link for LAST participants)

If you would like to get hands-on practice with OKRs Ben also offers a live online training to practice the end to end OKR lifecycle. This workshop is the result of training 100s of people in OKRs and is designed to get you started quickly, while avoiding the most common mistakes.

  • Practice writing effective OKRs, and how to spot problems with OKRs. 
  • Practice aligning your OKRs across teams and departments.
  • Practice the weekly check-in process to achieve results
 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • My experience introducing OKRs at scale
  • Some hard-won lessons of what not to do
  • A low risk way to evaluate OKRs in your organisation

Learning Outcome

Learn about getting executives onboard, learn why cascading OKRs can be a mistake, learn how to setup an OKR champions and training program and more!

Target Audience

Leaders seeking mastery in strategy, leadership and execution

Prerequisites for Attendees

No prerequisites.

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