Accomplish the right work, at the right time, for the right reasons.

When implemented correctly, Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) establish broad strategic alignment throughout the organization as teams understand how their work contributes to the organization's top objectives. OKRs help to:

  • Connect strategy, execution, and delivered outcomes
  • Drive product strategy and increase innovation
  • Bring a sense of purpose to your teams and organization as a whole
  • Focus on top priorities
  • Uncover problems earlier in the development cycle
  • Ensure work aligns to strategy and measure business value delivered

To help you realize these benefits, experienced ICON coaches train and mentor your teams. We offer a proven 4-phase approached developed by Scaled OKRs® to propel you toward new levels of organizational growth and employee engagement. The 4 phases captured in the Implementation Roadmap below include:

  1. Definition and Activation
  2. Training and Deployment
  3. OKR Cycle Coaching
  4. Expand and Improve
Scaled OKRs Implementation Roadmap

The 5 Step Quarterly OKR Cycle

Whether your organization is planning an OKRs implementation or already using OKRs, the experienced coaches at ICON can help your organization get the most out of OKRs with the 5-Step OKRs Cycle. A common failure point for companies is not understanding how to operationalize OKRs in their organization. The 5-Step OKRs Cycle fills that gap by providing an intuitive system that outlines what success looks like at each step of a typical OKRs Cycle.

The 5 Step Quarterly OKR Cycle

With ICON's help, you will learn how to:

  • Leverage OKRs to capture your organization's strategy
  • Implement a successful OKRs program and tooling that propel your organization forward
  • Incorporate OKRs into your Lean Portfolio Management practices to ensure all work is aligned to the company's strategic goals
  • Measure business value of your companies initiatives by leveraging the Business Value Delivery Model
  • Measure the value of the work your teams are doing
  • Shape work that is oriented toward specific business outcomes
  • Use Leading Indicators that enable strategic decision making

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