Unlock the Potential of Virtual Teams with OKRs

It is 2021. You are a senior leader imagining ambitious goals, but you feel worried about building momentum with your still virtual teams. You may be wondering how some companies seemed quickly adapt to massive global economic turmoil and managed unparalleled success in 2020. In this article, we will remove some of that mystery for passionate leaders like you with impossible goals for 2021.

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13 January, 2021

This is your year for the impossible

It is 2021. You are a senior leader imagining ambitious goals, but you feel worried about building momentum with your still virtual teams. You may be wondering how some companies seemed quickly adapt to massive global economic turmoil and managed unparalleled success in 2020. In this article, we will remove some of that mystery for passionate leaders like you with impossible goals for 2021.

What do companies Amazon, The Gates Foundation, Google, LinkedIn, Siemens, and Adobe all have in common? What is their secret to flexibility and scalability?

The answer is OKRs.

OKRs are Objectives and Key Results – a proven way to give teams the ownership, accountability, and direction they need to achieve the impossible. OKRs are the cornerstone of a collaborative goal-setting tool used by teams and individuals to set challenging, ambitious goals with measurable results. OKRs are how you track progress, create alignment, and encourage engagement around measurable goals.

You probably already have an outstanding team of individuals that you have selected and nurtured for years. Both you and they deserve to be equipped with the right tools to unleash your potential, no matter the circumstances.

By mastering the simple techniques of the OKR approach, your teams will be able to work with focus and synchronicity, regardless of whether they are socially distanced in the same office or spread out over 12 countries in 3 time zones.

Focus your teams on what matters most

OKRs play a central role in propelling virtual teams to the impossible

One of the main obstacles in hybrid or virtual teams is the loss of focus and alignment. Leaders can start to lose a sense of what is happening in various parts of their organization; they can get caught up in fires playing out over text messages and email exchanges with too many or too few people in the loop.

Distance and challenging external factors seem to pull the teams slowly away, leaving them vulnerable to getting off course or focused only on the operational and the mundane.

That is why OXYGY focuses on bringing teams together in dynamic virtual workshop experiences to re-ground the leadership team on the most important priorities. We help you imagine the most important targets for your vision and the leading indicators that will show you the way.

Everyone knows what they own, and everyone owns a number

Once the leadership team has its north star, teams across the organization experience their own workshops and moments of clarity, until everyone know what they own, and everyone owns a number.

Retrospectives, review meetings, and status meetings pave the way for you to feel completely aware of what each team is focusing on and to give them the autonomy and trust they need to get it done.

When you implement OKRs, your teams start talking differently

They begin acting differently. The whole organization seems supercharged to achieve those goals that were not, in fact, impossible. They were within your reach the whole time.

Let us be your guide

OXYGY helps leaders set an ambitious vision and then co-creates a pathway to breakthrough results

OXYGY is the consulting arm of Bird & Bird, the international law firm with 150 years of history that has earned a first-rate reputation as advisors to leading global businesses.

In a rapidly changing business environment, we thrive on transformation. Our vision is to help organizations turn risks and opportunities into impactful solutions that create sustainable value and support their ambitions for growth. We want to be recognized for bringing together leading business advisors around market-leading solutions, empowering the companies of the future.

 

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