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Do you know what's the one thing in common in Google, Linkedin, Intel, Zynga, Oracle, Twitter and Sears?

What's behind the success of aligning their people and teams to work as one towards set goals?

It's the magical acronym OKR – Objectives and Key Results. All of them use it and love it. It's also something Weekdone OKR software is based on (give it a try for free).

OKR is a simple process of setting company, department, team and personal goals and connecting each goal with 3-5 measurable results. As you achieve those results, the whole objective gets marked done. It's all about focus, as on any level you can have just 3-4 objectives, not more. There's a bunch of good examples of OKRs at okrexamples.co.

Implemented initially in 1970's by the President of Intel Andy Grove it later spread across many tech companies. Nowadays it's used by teams and whole companies from SME's to Fortune 500.

If there's one management practice that's spreading like wildfire and loved by all, it's Objectives and Key Results. It's quick and easy. It makes your company more successful. Why not try it out with your team?

The infographic below tells you the whole story of OKR's, their history, best practices and what leaders using them think of them.

Want to learn more? Go read the "Step by Step Guide to OKRs" free e-book or the "Employee Guide to Getting Started with OKRs". There are sample OKR templates, examples and helpful links and videos on the OKR Resources site. For a big collection of OKR examples, see okrexamples.co. Or better yet, try them out for free in Weekdone OKR software.

OKR Objectives key Results tutorial infographic

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The easiest way to implement OKRs in your team right now is to sign up for a trial of Weekdone OKR Software. Give it a go – it's free to try.

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