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Written by Zoe Greensit

Last updated 16 November 2021 ·

Using Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) to strengthen communication and internal business performance

Most business leaders are ever in a race against time to invent and implement strategies and objectives to turn the corporation around. It all boils down to supercharging performance (like literally), initiating fast growth, and withering all the internal and business-related storms that the dynamic 21st-century marketplace tosses at them.

Sounds like quite a mouthful!

But, hold on there for a second. Investors want results. Corporate leaders need to devise means of registering excellence even in the worst-case scenario. The workforce needs assistance, guidance, supervision, and motivation to perform optimally and deliver the required results. There must be clearly set short-term and long-term objectives, which are results-driven.

Enter the OKR

This is where OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) come in and help the leaders and employees alike get the right stuff done quickly. At Reclaro, we recognise the importance of this, and that’s why our Founder and CEO Pete Wilkinson created the 1-3-5® OKR software, which empowers business leaders to ace the company’s strategic alignment, improve internal communication, and inject a boost into employee performance, all of which translate to faster growth. Find out more about the 1-3-5®.

So how can OKRs boost communication in business?

In the corporate world, regular communication oscillates around sending and forwarding emails. However, ideal communication is the ability of every team player to know their duties and responsibilities and what they have to do for the business to realise their clearly defined goals. OKRs provide a much clearer and simpler way for business leaders to analyse the current management structure, employee performance, key performance indicators (KPIs), and prevailing targets, and also enables the leadership team to understand which area is underperforming.

Armed with this information, it is easier to create better strategies, prepare the workforce for a minor shake-up, communicate the new modes of operation, and get the business back on track. OKRs help the leadership teams create and cascade the business vision, objectives, and goals, from the top, through all layers and employees within the organisation. This translates to more effective interactions, proper strategic alignment, smooth communication, and ultimately a synced operation towards meeting the set objectives and achieving the overall business vision.

Everyone in the organisation focuses their efforts where it matters most, and the business achieves the intended results faster.

Who is it for?

The 1-3-5® OKR software perfectly suits the needs of today’s SMEs, seeking to sharpen their focus and align teams for better performance. If your employees are keen to save time on the minute repetitive tasks and communication, their efforts will be harnessed towards meeting specific goals, leading to higher performance and faster business growth. This software will be the magic wand business leaders are looking for to embed the overall business vision, objectives and goals amongst the workforce, creating a better working environment and a smooth transition from in-office to a home-based working environment, and much more.

Feel free to book a 15-minute discovery call with our Founder and CEO, Pete Wilkinson. He will be more than happy to help you find out more about OKRs and how you could implement them in your business to accelerate results.

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