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OKR Leadership - Stop telling people what to do

Key results must be outcomes — meaningful measures of human behavior that tell us we’ve delivered value. As a leader your job is to approve your teams’ key results. However, if OKRs are to succeed then your job is no longer to prescribe solutions for your teams. That’s their job. The ideas they come up with need to match product and business strategies, fall within reasonable scope guidelines and remain on brand (all things you can advise on as the team’s leader) but they are still the purview of the team itself. You no longer tell the team what to do. This is the first step in demonstrating the trust you have in them to do good work.

Jeff Gothelf →

Published 7 May 2022, with 120 words.