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In this article, I will discuss how we continued our journey of introducing Viva Goals at iThink 365.
This post is part of a series of blog posts which document our journey to implement Viva Goals within the organization.
If you have not read the introduction blog post, I would recommend starting there.
If you have read the introduction post, then welcome back and I hope that you are finding the series useful.
Introducing OKRs to the Team
This week we finally introduced the concepts of OKRs and Viva Goals to the team. This was via a Microsoft Teams session and a presentation which I will link to here below.
The session went well with a few questions and some concerns about how OKRs would change the type of work the team doing. Also, they asked how it will fit into the rest of their work?
My response was that it will help them understand what is important to the business and aims to ensure that they do the work that is important to the business. Additionally, I set their minds at rest as we talked about how we are working on this together. Finally, if the team were too busy then that is something that we need to address as people need to have time to do the activities that are important to the business.
However, as we showed the demos of Viva Goals the team became much more satisfied. The demos helped give context to what OKRs and Viva Goals meant. They were pleased to see the OKR check-in process was easy and in some cases would be automated!
This post is a short one this week as it was about bringing the team along so that they understand what OKRs, why we want to implement them and how Viva Goals will be used.
Next week, I want to work with our team leads to define objectives around learning as it is important that we embrace learning in our daily routine. I have a few ideas on how to do this and will explain them in our next post.
Thanks for reading and would love to hear your thoughts and experiences.
Speak to you next week!