Workteam OKR enables employees to align their goals with organizational objectives. Typically, organizations follow a quarterly rhythm of goal setting, where goals are published every 3 months and employees create a new set of goals to align with these goals, to the same rhythm.
Quarterly goals are, by their nature, short term – but organizational leaders need to have longer term plans to ensure they steer the company towards the long-term vision. With Workteam, up until now, longer terms goals would be represented by duplicating them across multiple quarterly goal periods.
But today, we are introducing long term goal planning for Workteam. Now it is possible to run a separate, longer term, cadence of goal planning alongside the quarterly rhythm. Longer term goals may be configured for any cadence, although organizations typically work to an annual cadence.
Alignment of goals to the top-level long-term goal
Now, it is possible to define quarterly organization OKRs that align to annual (or longer term) goals. What is more, the long term goals, when published, are made available to all staff alongside the short term goals, so it is clear to all employees the organization’s shorter term objectives and the longer term strategic goals.
Finally, if your organization has a vision, mission statement or BHAG (big hairy audacious goal) that it wants to make clear to employees, this can be published with the organization’s longer term goals and OKRs, just like in the screenshot below.
Employee view of organization goals
Simon Bates is CEO of Workteam, an OKR-based Goal Management System for businesses of all sizes with a focus on growing employee engagement. Visit http://workte.am to find out how it can benefit your organization.