OKRs (objectives and key results) serve as both a framework and a starting point for an effective team. Managers must analyze each key result, and together with team members, come to an understanding and strategy of how to achieve each key result. Managers should breakdown each key result into steps and follow up with team members to discuss how the steps are going. As time progresses, and the quarter moves along, managers and team members should redraw the steps to ensure that the key results are fully met.
Breaking down each key result into steps allows team members to learn the process that needs to be followed. Additionally, it helps team members think in a certain way, which is required when they have to deliver on key results. Lastly, having steps to accomplish the key results makes the process of accomplishing them more than just that, it make the process into a learning experience and a journey for the entire team. In addition to the day-to-day tasks and goals, managers should train and educate staff members to be more focused and to think analytically. Managers should remember that managing is always more than just managing, it is also about mentoring and guiding the team members.