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Effective Goal-setting OKRs for improving anything (TOYOTA KATA)

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On popular feedback from our TOYOTA KATA session in January, we will return to this topic in more detail.

What differentiates winning, high-growth organisations in the 21st century from the rest of us?

It is the lead time of their learning cycles - i.e. how fast they learn.

The learning cycle is effectively about feedback, building minimal experiments and finding our way in complexity towards a goal. In this session, we will focus on how to set effective goals and monitor progress towards them.

The work and book TOYOTA KATA by author Mike Rother has set the foundation for continuous improvement practice in 4 steps.

Define a long-term goal,

Look at the as-is

Define the next small goal

Define your next steps (experiments).

As you can see, goal setting is critical for the improvement KATA to work.

We will try out the OKR Objectives and Key Results goal-setting practice applied by Google, Linkedin and other large companies around the word.
We will work in pairs to define long-term, as well as next step goals for the participants of the session.

Opportunity to share your story!

Andrea and TOYOTA KATA/OKR users in our group will be welcome to share their examples of goals and goal progress review to enable learning cycles and KATA.
If you have a story to share or templates you use, please bring them!

Further reading here on TOYOTA KATA:

And a short summary of OKRs and a great OKR tool:

Meetup agenda:
6.30 pm Welcome and networking
6.45 pm Start
8.00 pm Pizza, drinks and networking
9.00 pm Closing doors

A BIG thanks to the Comparethemarket team and Emma for organising hosting for us!

Andrea Darabos will facilitate this interactive coaching session. Andrea has 10 years of experience coaching large corporates as well as networks of entrepreneurs in innovation, creative leadership and continuous improvement.

Looking for a host venue for this meetup - please ping us if you can offer space and pizzas.