There is a trick to setting short-term objectives. Short-term goals are what drives your company every week, and every month. But if you are not careful and use a great system for goal setting, you'll spend most of your time setting and measuring your goals.
One way to tackle the problem is to use Objectives and Key Results (OKR).
It is a critical thinking framework and goal setting methodology that helps companies to align goals and ensure everyone is working collaboratively on goals that really matter. You can implement OKRs using spreadsheets. Or use an OKR software.
The OKR methodology is a simple process of setting and aligning company, team, and personal goals (Objectives). And then connecting each Objective with 3-5 measurable results (Key Results) that measure progress. Key Results can be measured on a 0-100% scale or any numerical unit (ex: dollar amount, %, items, etc.).
To find our more about setting short-term objectives with OKRs, download "Objectives and Key Results: The Book". It is a free ebook that helps you set better short-term goals.
Objectives and Key Results in Weekdone.
With Weekdone you can use the OKR methodology to to set inspiring and impactful short-term objectives for your business.
Weekdone allows you to link Objectives with each other vertically, so that you can see how individual goals of your employees tie into the overall Objective of your company.
That shows employees how their day-to-day tasks move thee company towards a common unified vision. That in turn improves employee engagement, motivation and, in turn, productivity.
Brais Suarez, Marketing Manager at BMAT, told us that Weekdone "is the only tool we found that works well with quarterly OKRs. It reflects the progress of the whole company and everything is visible to everyone."
Having clear short-term objectives is vital for business. And OKRs will help you with that. What's more, OKRs help you make sure you have enough time to do meaningful work and that you don't spend all of your time reviewing your goals.