- 1 We’re moving the conversation from output to outcome
- 1.1 1. Set the vision, mission and strategy (optional)
- 1.2 2. Then set the organization’s goals (optional)
- 1.3 3. Teams create goals to align with and contribute to the organization’s goals
- 1.4 4. Teams plan Initiatives to move the needle
- 1.5 5. Teams check in to keep everyone updated
- 1.6 6. Managers review progress and stear
- 1.7 7. Conversations happen in the context
- 1.8 8. Goals are closed with outcomes
- 1.9 9. Celebrate wins with awards
- 1.10 North is a single app for Strategy, OKRs, and Initiatives
We’re moving the conversation from output to outcome
North helps organisations execute their strategy and goals
by creating a culture of measuring progress and focusing on outcomes.
1. Set the vision, mission and strategy (optional)
Your company’s vision, mission, and strategy are the foundation for creating your organization’s Goals. Mission and strategy provide the necessary context for your goals. They answer the WHY behind your goals.
- Vision – The change your company wants to bring to the world.
- Mission – The thing your company will do to make that change happen
- Strategy – Your unique approach to executing your company’s mission.
- Goals – The outcomes that measure progress toward your strategy
- More on how OKRs fit into your Company strategy
- Examples of Vision and mission
2. Then set the organization’s goals (optional)
Teams look up these goals to see what the company’s priorities are.
3. Teams create goals to align with and contribute to the organization’s goals
Teams plan and prioritise their goals to contribute to the company’s goals. this is both a bottom-up and top-down activity.
4. Teams plan Initiatives to move the needle
Initiatives in the North are where you define a high-level project roadmap to achieve your goal. Initiatives are tracked in the context of the goal and key results, that way you can easily see what work is connected to which goals
5. Teams check in to keep everyone updated
Goal check-ins help everyone stay updated on the progress made. Check-ins are an important ritual in your OKR program. Goal owners update goal progress and flag if the goal is on track, behind, or at risk.
6. Managers review progress and stear
The activity view is where everyone can see daily progress on goals and initiatives, check-ins, new initiatives comments, and awards.
7. Conversations happen in the context
Comments and reactions to all initiatives, goals, and key results allow discussions to happen in context. That way you go back and find key decisions made.
8. Goals are closed with outcomes
At the end of each cycle, all owners close their goals with the right outcome. This is a great start to a retrospective discussion on how things went.
9. Celebrate wins with awards
Give awards when goals hit milestones. celebrate small wins with the team!
Before you start
What are OKRs?
History of OKRs
Benefits of OKRs
Are OKRs right for me?
OKR Mistakes to Avoid
A Brief Guide to OKRs
Aligning with OKRs
OKRs in Strategy
SMART, MBO, BHAG
Role of an OKR Champion
Take the OKR Quiz
The North Guide to OKRs
Getting started with OKRs
How North works
A typical OKR Cycle
Planning your OKRs
Weekly OKR Check-In
Stretch vs Committed OKRs
Aligning vs Cascading OKRs
Aligning OKR Teams
OKRs vs KPI
OKR vs KPI: with Examples
Input vs Output metrics
Good and Bad OKRs
OKRs and Agile
Our take on Product
OKRs for AARRR Metrics
On Product discovery
Metrics for Product teams
Telling stories with data