Who owns OKRs within an organization?
A lot of people ask us: who is responsible for OKRs? The answer is simple: everyone in your company! While it may be true that some people are more involved in setting and achieving objectives than others, it's important to remember that OKRs are a team effort. Everyone in your company should be playing a role in achieving your company's goals.
So how can everyone get involved? Here are a few ideas:
- Leaders can help by setting the overall direction for the company and aligning everyone's efforts with the company's goals.
- Managers can help by setting objectives for their teams and ensuring that everyone is working towards them.
- Individual contributors can help by working hard to achieve their objectives and helping their team members do the same.
Remember, everyone has a role to play in achieving OKRs, but a constant challenge for organizations is getting buy-in from team members and giving them a sense of ownership. You can do this by instating bottom-up goal-setting, giving your team more autonomy in choosing their own initiatives.