The Vision

The first step in a Reclaro 1-3-5® OKR plan is to decide what you want to achieve and how much time you need to successfully achieve it—this is your Vision.

Write this as if it has already been achieved, appealing to your subconscious mind. For example, instead of writing “I’m going to build a successful business achieving £30 million turnover,” reframe this to say, “I have a fantastic business that turns over £30 million.”

Then, allocate a time frame—this could be 12 months or even 6 weeks, but be realistic in terms of what can be achieved within that time, with some stretch, of course.

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The next step in a Reclaro 1-3-5® OKR plan is to identify 3 mission-critical objectives that are absolutely core to the success of your Vision.

To achieve more, you need to focus on less. That’s why we work with 3 tightly focused Objectives. Splitting your Vision into 3 specific areas requires you to be ruthless and cuts out all of the other nice to have content that may not have such a big impact and could be draining your time.

For example, one Objective could be something like, ‘Our sales and marketing strategy is working effectively to help us deliver our planned 12-month growth target of 25%.’

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Key Results (per Objective)

The next step in creating a 1-3-5® OKR plan is to break each mission-critical Objective into 5 action-orientated Key Results. Each key result should be specific and measurable, detailing the work required to achieve that Objective. These key results help direct focus and ensure you keep moving forward towards ultimately achieving your Vision.

Treat these key results like stepping stones to help you arrive at your ultimate destination, measuring progress along the way.

There you have it, set 1 Vision, 3 mission-critical Objectives and 5 Key Results, per Objective. This goal-setting framework facilitates effective communication. It systematically cascades key strategic priorities throughout all of the layers within an organisation. Everyone gets aligned and highly engaged to turbocharge business growth.

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But it doesn't end there!

The Reclaro 1-3-5® OKR software allows you to break Key Results down further into smaller, more manageable areas of focus, known as Milestones. This helps avoid overwhelm and direct your weekly focus in accordance with your overall 1-3-5® OKR plan.

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And there's more

Here's the really clever part. Within the Reclaro 1-3-5® OKR software, you also can delegate Key Results and Milestones to other users within your business quickly and easily. Any delegations will then sit alongside their 1-3-5® plan. Cascading OKRs in this way connects work and helps align teams to keep everyone in sync.

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Find out more

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