Objectives – Key Results – Initiatives
As the New Year approaches, it’s the perfect time to brainstorm your biggest goals. You may be wanting to start up running again or reach that next level in your career. While these are great goals, they may not happen without creating a solid foundation and highlighting strategies that’ll get you there. This is where the OKR framework comes into play.
The OKR framework was initially brainstormed and used by Google’s team. Basically, it bridges the gap between objectives and key results. While this framework is known to be helpful in big corporations, it can be used in correspondence with your own personal goals. Before setting out this new year, sit down and brainstorm what you’d like to accomplish. Where would you like to see yourself in the next year? What would you feel proud of completing? Once you’ve figured out your goals, create an action plan using the OKR framework.
First, OKR stands for objective, key results, and initiatives. This helps you highlight where you’d like to go, how you’ll need to accomplish to get there, and what you’ll be doing when you get there. This process helps you create a course of action and visualize what it would be like once you achieve this goal.
For a step by step guide to build your goals this next year, check out the infographic below. This guide was designed by our friends over at Mint.