How switching from manual and time-consuming Google spreadsheets to a custom Objectives and Key Results (OKR) framework empowered a retailer with 1,400+ stores in 12 countries to get a hassle-free and fully transparent OKR progress tracking, boosted staff engagement rate from 15% to 59%, and increased employee productivity by 33%.
Setting goals and keeping employees in sync in terms of accomplishing them is essential for every company. That’s exactly what the OKR (Objectives and Key Results) framework is for. It helps employees to focus on a certain goal and measure the progress toward it.
Before turning to *instinctools, our customer had been using Google spreadsheets to track their OKR progress. However, it was a manual, time consuming, not-at-all engaging process that was difficult to manage and keep track of. As a result, teams used to lose interest in keeping the spreadsheets updated.
Having considered a bunch of out-of-the box solutions, the customer realized that it’s difficult to find “the one”, that would be a perfect fit for their business. Some lack certain features, others cost too much.
That’s why we suggested the most efficient option: to design a decent OKR app, which would help the company to accommodate all their needs and stay away from any problems the teams might face while setting and tracking OKRs.
We’ve developed a flexible product that offers a wide range of features, making the process of creating and tracking OKRs easier and faster.
According to the customer, the implemented OKR application has become, abstractly speaking, a compass which shows what to focus on to help the team and company to be successful. Specifically, it resulted in: