The secret to higher goal attainment and transparency

Regular Check-ins are key

To ensure that you and your team achieve your goals, make sure that every goal has a . The lead isn’t necessarily the only person working on that goal (a goal can also have multiple contributors ), but the lead is ultimately accountable for its successful accomplishment.

  • Instill a culture of transparency by fostering visibility into goal progress, priorities, and potential blockers.
  • Initiate meaningful conversations and encourage feedback and collaboration.

Perdoo’s all-new check-in form, reflections, and more

At Perdoo we believe your goals and all the work you do serve a common purpose and hence should live together. Check-ins automatically keep leads accountable throughout the quarter at a pace that works best for them (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly). And we’ve added Reflections to enable teams and individuals a space to communicate and reflect on all the work that’s key to their success.

Achieve more goals

We can’t say this enough, but the more often you check in on your goals, the higher the chances are that you achieve them. For that reason, Perdoo makes sure your Check-ins are never missed. You can:

Stay on top of progress

The Check-in form is your one-stop-shop that brings all the goals (OKRs, KPIs, and/or Initiatives) you’re responsible for in one place:

  • Communicate the status and health of these goals, providing any supporting background information.
  • In the comments, record the efforts you’re engaging in to share what you’re working on to drive progress on these goals.

Reflect

And last but not least, use our latest addition to the Check-in form — Reflections aka standup. Want to mimic your weekly standup, already using plans, progress, and problems , or maybe you’ve got another weekly ritual you’d like to facilitate? Reflections are flexible.

An example framework for Check-ins

We’re not the only ones that think checking in is critical to success. In Radical Focus , Christina Wodtke introduces the weekly “four-square”. The four quadrants communicate various areas of work that matter most to a team.

  1. OKR progress & health (top-right quadrant): Check in on the status of your OKRs, update progress and mention the efforts being done to push this OKR forward.
  2. Health metrics (bottom-right quadrant): Include the status of any key health metrics (aka ) that you need to keep a close eye on ie. Customer Satisfaction, Revenue, etc. Are they healthy? Yes or no? And what’s being done to maintain their health or nurture them back to health?
  3. Next 4-week’s pipeline (bottom-left quadrant): Have any big projects or Initiatives you need to work on in the coming 4-weeks? Use this space to describe your monthly pipeline.

The bottom line?

If there’s one thing you need to remember from this article it is that the key to success when working with goals is creating that rhythm of execution. Keeping your goals front and center, communicating status and progress, and reflecting on work that matters most is critical.

Ready to create a rhythm of feedback in your organization? Sign up for your free account here.

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