A critical part of an OKR implementation is ensuring that progress towards goals is kept up-to-date. People need to have a clear and real-time picture of what is happening in various parts of the organization so that relevant remedial actions may be made and appropriate decisions taken when goals become at risk of not being completed by their deadline.
When we collaborate across teams on projects there are many pitfalls and challenges that can result in failure. A study for the Harvard Business Review found that 75% of cross functional teams are dysfunctional. Problems can arise as a result of poor communication around specifications of a project and around the alignment of the company's corporate goals.