OKR Champion

An OKR champion can help you succeed in your objectives smoothly. Our customers know the value of having an OKR champion and the difference they make while implementing OKRs.

gocoment

At GoComet, OKRs are not just a tool or framework but are integral to the strategic trinity of vision, mission and alignment that drives our growth culture. The role of an OKR champion during the formative days of culture building cannot be understated. — Gautam, CEO @ GoComet

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An OKR champion is a dynamic person within an organization who interfaces with various departmental heads, aligns the leadership, drives adoption, coaches the line managers and ensures the successful implementation of OKRs within an organization. I have seen this happening at Channlworks - Anuj, CEO @ Channlworks

OKR Champion Playbook

After carefully studying the best practices of and with the help of OKR champions across many clients, Huminos team has put together a playbook for an OKR Champion.This playbook is a cadence of monthly activities (both online and offline) over a 12 month period.

OKR Trail Blazer

OKR Trail Blazer

Month-1

Finish reading at least 1 book on OKRs - Check out the Top 5 OKR book here
Complete OKR Coach - Introduction to OKRs module
Trigger Campaign 1 - Common OKR Mistakes
Trigger Campaign 2 - CRAFTing OKRs
Conduct Leadership Coaching with external help
Conduct OKR Review workshop with external help
OKR Catalyst

OKR Catalyst

Month-2

Complete OKR Coach - 1:1 Meetings module
Complete OKR Coach - Check-Ins Module
Complete OKR Coach - Feedback Module
Trigger Campaign 3 - 1:1 Meeting Best Practices
Trigger Campaign 4 - Pulse Survey
Drive OKR discussions in monthly town-hall
OKR Rythymist

OKR Rythymist

Month-3

Complete OKR Coach - Developmental Feedback
Complete OKR Coach - End of Cycle Review
Achieve 100% OKR Reflections & Scoring
Drive OKR discussions in monthly town-hall
Achieve 70% participation in Pulse surveys
Publish Pulse survey results to leadership
OKR Adoption Champ

OKR Adoption Champ

Month-4

Complete OKR Coach - Feedback about Manager Module
Complete OKR Coach - Calibration Module
Trigger Campaign 5 - Tips for 1:1 meetings with remote team members
Trigger Campaign 6 - Why check-in fortnightly?
Achieve 70% participation in Pulse surveys
Drive OKRs discussion during monthly town-hall
OKR Evangelist

OKR Evangelist

Month-5

Complete OKR Coach - Career Conversations module
Trigger Campaign 7 - Align output to outcomes
Complete 100% Manager training
Drive OKRs discussion during monthly town-hall
OKR Ninja

OKR Ninja

Month-6

Complete OKR Coach - Disengaged Employee module
Complete 100% OKRs Reflection & Scoring
Drive OKRs discussion during monthly town-hall
Achieve 70% participation in Pulse surveys
Publish Pulse survey results to leadership
Engagement Champ

Engagement Champ

Month-7

Complete Half-yearly Performance Reviews for H1
Complete OKR Coach - Team Effectiveness module
Complete OKR Coach - Trust module
Drive OKRs discussion during monthly town-hall
Change Maker

Change Maker

Month-8

Complete OKR Coach - Good Managers Module
Trigger Campaign 9 - What are feedback anti-patterns?
Drive OKRs discussion during monthly town-hall
OKR Champion

OKR Champion

Month-9

Complete OKR Coach -The Manager as a Coach Module
Trigger Campaign 10 - Advantages of giving Developmental feedback
Complete 100% OKRs Reflection & Scoring
Drive OKRs discussion during monthly town-hall
Achieve 70% participation in Pulse surveys
Publish Pulse survey results to leadership
Culture Builder

Culture Builder

Month-10

Stop Q3 Cycle & Start Q4 Cycle
Complete OKR Coach - Unconscious Biases module
Trigger Campaign 11 - Unconscious biases
Drive OKRs discussion during monthly town-hall
OKR Certified

OKR Certified

Month-11

Drive OKRs discussion during monthly town-hall
Get OKR Certified with external help
Trigger Campaign 12 - 8 essential expectations from a good manager
OKR Shifu

OKR Shifu

Month-12

Trigger Campaign 13 - What do good managers do?
Complete 100% OKRs Reflection & Scoring
Complete 100% Half-yearly Performance Reviews for H2
Drive OKRs discussion during monthly town-hall
Achieve 70% participation in Pulse surveys
Publish Pulse survey results to leadership

FAQs

Who is an OKR Champion?

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An OKR champion is an individual who is responsible for driving the adoption and success of OKRs within an organization. An OKR Champion plays a critical role in ensuring that OKRs are understood and used effectively to achieve organizational goals.

Why do you need an OKR Champion?

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Every organization needs someone to champion the OKR framework and help ensure that it is being followed. The champion ensures that everyone is aware of the OKRs and that they are being reviewed regularly. They also work with individuals and teams to set goals that align with the company’s overall objectives. Without a champion, it is easy for OKRs to fall by the wayside and for employees to become disengaged. A champion can help to keep everyone on track and ensure that the OKRs are having a positive impact on the organization.

What are the responsibilities of an OKR Champion?

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The responsibilities of an OKR champion include:
  • Educating others about OKRs and how they can be used to achieve success
  • Driving the adoption of OKRs within the organization
  • Working with teams to set and track progress against their objectives
  • Facilitating communication and collaboration around OKRs
  • Identifying and addressing issues or challenges related to OKRs

What are the different types of OKR Champions?

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Internal OKR champions are often appointed by senior leaders to help promote and support the use of OKRs within their organization. They may also be part of a team responsible for developing and implementing OKRs.
External OKR champions can be valuable resources for organizations looking to implement or improve their use of OKRs. They often have extensive experience with OKRs and can provide guidance and advice on best practices.

How to choose an OKR Champion for your business?

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There are a few different schools of thought when it comes to selecting OKR champions. Some organizations prefer to choose an external champion, someone who is not directly involved in the day-to-day operations of the company. The thinking behind this is that an external champion will be able to provide an objective perspective and will not be biased in any way.
Other organizations prefer to choose an internal champion, someone who is already familiar with the company’s culture and goals. The thinking behind this is that an internal champion will be more committed to the success of the OKRs and will be better equipped to drive change within the organization. So which type of champion is better? There is no easy answer, and ultimately it depends on the specific situation. However, in general, we believe that internal champions are more likely to be successful in driving change and achieving results. Here are a few reasons why:
  • Internal champions are more invested in the success of the company. They have a personal stake in seeing the company succeed and they are more likely to be committed to making changes that will lead to success.
  • Internal champions are more familiar with the company’s culture and goals. This means that they are better equipped to develop strategies that can attract, engage and retain talent.

How do you select an OKR Champion internally?

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There are a few things to keep in mind when selecting an internal OKR champion.
First, identify employees who are passionate and vocal about company goals. These are the people who will be most likely to buy into the OKR system and be willing to champion it within the organization.
Second, look for employees with strong influencing skills. They should be able to effectively communicate the benefits of OKRs to others and help build buy-in from the rest of the team.
Finally, choose someone organized and detail-oriented. They will need to be able to track progress and manage deadlines to keep the OKRs on track. By taking all of these factors into consideration, you can select an internal OKR champion who will help make your transition to this new goal-setting system successful.

How to train your OKR Champion?

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To be effective, an internal OKR champion needs to have a good understanding of the process and be able to articulate the benefits to others.
There are a few different ways to go about training an internal OKR champion. One option is to provide them with formal training, either in-person or online. Another approach is to simply provide them with resources and allow them to learn on their own. Whichever route you choose, you must give your internal OKR champion the tools they need to be successful. With a little effort, you can ensure that your team is aligned with your company’s goals and driving towards success.

Useful resources for OKR Champion

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Huminos OKR software platform has put together a host of resources for you to be successful as an OKR Champion.

Getting Started on Huminos OKR Software

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Launching Huminos OKR Software is fast, easy and simple with just a few steps:
  • Once you signup, activate an OKR cycle
  • After activating an OKR cycle, you should focus on integrations for:
    1. Single Sign On
    2. Employee data sync
    3. Slack or Microsoft Teams.
  • Finally, launch the platform by send an email from your CEO and inviting users. This can be done via the Campaigns feature within Huminos OKR Software.

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