While OKRs have been around for decades, they have experienced a recent resurgence in popularity. As more and more companies look for ways to improve their performance, OKRs have become an attractive option. However, adopting OKRs can be a challenge.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach, and what works for one company may not work for another. The key is to carefully design an OKR system that meets the specific needs of your organization. The following five books can help you learn about OKRs and implement them effectively:
Popular OKR Books
1. “Measure What Matters” by John Doerr
Doerr’s highly anticipated OKR book does not disappoint. A paragon of research and practicality, Doerr weaves together a variety of case studies–narrated by the likes of Bono and Bill Gates–that demonstrate the focus, agility, and explosive growth that OKRs have spurred at organizations around the world. While the book is certainly informative, its true strength lies in its ability to inspire readers to implement OKRs in their own organizations. In a time when the business landscape is more competitive than ever, Doerr’s book provides a much-needed roadmap for success.
2. “The OKRs Field Book” by Ben Lamorte
There are many books on the subject of OKRs, but this is the first OKR book that is dedicated to coaching others in how to successfully implement OKRs. This book is perfect for external and internal coaches who want to take their skills to the next level. It provides a comprehensive framework that guides users through all of the necessary phases and steps to make sure your OKRs coaching project is a success. The book covers everything from setting objectives and goals, to measuring progress and success, to trouble¯shooting common problems. If you are serious about becoming an expert OKRs coach, then this book is a must-read.
3. “Objectives and Key Results: Driving Focus, Alignment, and Engagement with OKRs” by Paul Niven & Ben Lamorte
The book “Objectives and Key Results” is the first comprehensive guide on the Objectives and Key Results framework. The book is written by two leading OKRs consultants and researchers, and provides a one-stop resource for organizations looking to implement this critical thinking framework. With “Objectives and Key Results“, organizations will be able to quantify their qualitative goals, ensure that each team focuses on making measurable progress, and ultimately create more value for their stakeholders.
4. “OKRs at the Center” by Natalija Hellesoe & Sonja Mewes
Natalija Hellesoe and Sonja Mewes have written a short, practical book that includes case studies, examples, and practical guidance to help you get started with OKRs in your own business. The book is geared towards companies of all sizes who are at different stages of their OKR journey. Natalija and Sonja are trainers, coaches, and change agents who work with businesses to help them improve their performance through OKRs. In the book, they explain how to set and deploy OKRs in a way that will improve your business.
They also provide tips and advice for making the most of OKRs in your company. If you’re interested in learning more about how to use OKRs to improve your business, this book is a great resource.
5. “Radical Focus Second Edition” by Christina Wodtke
Setting and achieving goals is one of the most important aspects of success in any field, but it can be especially challenging in a fast-paced and competitive environment like Silicon Valley. In her book Radical Focus, author Christina Wodtke draws on her experience working with some of the Valley’s hottest companies to teach practical insights on goal setting in fable form. Through the story of Hanna and Jack, she illustrates how to create a framework for regular check-ins, key results, and most of all, the beauty of a good fail. Radical Focus has been translated into six languages and sold more than 50,000 copies, making it an essential read for anyone looking to achieve their goals in a competitive environment.
OKRs are a great way to lay a solid foundation for growth. By setting clear objectives and key results, you can ensure that everyone in your organization is working towards the same goals. Huminos can help you implement and track OKRs in their purest form. With our software, you can easily set and monitor your goals, and see how your team is performing against them. Our reports also allow you to identify areas of improvement and make changes to your OKRs as needed. With Huminos, you can be sure that you are making the most of your OKRs and laying the groundwork for continued success.
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