game, game. repeat.

On OKRs Requiring Miracles

Tue 05 January 2016 #Leadership

At least one person says you should be thinking you’ll need a miracle to pull off your OKRs or they aren’t hard enough. I worry that that sort of goal feels too much like gambling to some of the folks I manage, but what’s a better bar for OKR difficulty?

Perhaps the goal should be to have objectives that require innovation to succeed–they need to be daunting enough that you must realize a new, hitherto unused or not yet invented technique to pull them off. I like that better…I’m better at thinking of innovative solutions than I am at securing miracles. I’d rather make my luck than be lucky.