As an educator, we certainly know about “objectives” in the classroom. We also know the term “key results.” However, in many successful businesses, this is common as well. Moreover, these successful businesses such as Google, Intel, Target, Twitter, Linkedin, and many more use Objectives and Key Results (OKR) to create alignment and engagement within the company.
As a principal and edu-preneur, I tend to read a lot about other successful businesses and then I often find myself making connections with what we do as educators and leaders. Therefore, my brain is just taking what big businesses do to meet their goals and what I can do as a leader to help my school meet our goal.
So let me tell you about OKR- Objectives and Key Results.
I first read about this in this book: Measure What Matters
Objectives are memorable qualitative descriptions of what you want to achieve. Objectives should be short, inspirational and engaging. An Objective should motivate and challenge the team.
Key Results are a set of metrics that measure your progress towards the Objective. For each objective, you should have a set of 2 to 5 Key Results. More than that and no one will remember them.
If it does not have a number, it is not a key result.
HAVING A FOCUS
BENEFITS TO SCHOOL LEADER
BENEFITS TO TEACHER
BENEFITS TO STUDENTS
The simplicity of the process is great, but the benefits are even better. The method is designed to keep the vision, goals, and objectives of the company or school, team or individual in the forefront. People know what’s expected of them and how their work fits in with the larger tasks of the team or school.
The great thing about OKRs is that they don’t take much time to set up, and they’re easy to use.
Before you set these objectives, do you know your school’s vision?
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