• OKRs for focus & alignment - What they really mean and how to improve them

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    Many companies implementing OKRs are doing so mainly to improve focus and alignment.

    Soon enough they realize, OKR alone is often not the solution!

    In this first meetup of 2023, we will therefore deep-dive into …

    🔲 what focus really means - and how the way you work with long-term goals, your culture and other organizational elements determine the leverage potential of OKRs for improved focus

    🔲 different aspects of Alignment, why you need a solar system and not a cascade, and how to shape strategy, alignment processes and more to really improve alignment in your organization

    The event in a nutshell:
    When: February 1, 2023 at[masked]pm (CET).
    Where: Online - Zoom & Miro - Links will be provided just before the event
    !!! Number of participants: 100 - First come, first serve !!!

    Agenda:
    16:30 - 16:45 - Welcome & Networking
    16:45 - 17:15 - Keynote - What focus and alignment really means and how OKRs can help to improve them” by Cansel & Natalija incl. time for Q&A
    17:15 - 17:45 - Group discussion and exercise: Focus + Alignment
    17:45 - 18:00 - Wrap up, key take-aways, Outlook and Check Out

    This will also be the kick-off event for our “Reshaping the future of OKRs” event series in 2023 and we will share what else will be to come!

    Sign up directly on the Linkedin Event page:
    https://www.linkedin.com/events/okrsforfocus-alignment-whatfocu7021748136943460352/

    We are looking forward to reshaping the future of OKRs together with OKR practitioners and Coaches from around the globe!

    Your hosts,
    Natalija Hellesoe & Cansel Sörgens

    About the “Reshaping the future of OKRs” movement:

    We believe that #okrs have great potential to develop your organization, bring enhanced focus, alignment and increase value-creation - if...

    …you use them in an intentional way
    … critically think about WHY, WHEN, WHERE and HOW to use them
    ... avoid the typical pitfalls
    … build a solid foundation to get started
    ... continuously improve based on your organizational system & goals!

    ⚡ Too many organizations fail implementing OKRs - wasting valuable time and resources along the way and don't get the possible benefits out of them - but it does not have to be this way! ⚡

    So let's change the narrative and awareness around OKRs together!

    To bring OKR practitioners from around the globe together to connect, discuss & learn from and with each other to reshape the future of OKRs, we will

    > host a series of events to deep-dive into the topics each month
    > share our experience on how to improve your OKR System
    > discuss with you, what it takes to reshape the future of OKRs

    Join our Linkedin group now, to be the first to know about events, get access to recordings, further content and resources: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12735068/

    More about us:

    Cansel Sörgens has been working for 14+ years in Digital Product Management in different roles in Product Management and Agile Organisational Development. Since 2016 she practices and teaches Objectives and Key Results, and as Systemic Business Coach, Cansel uses a holistic approach to guide organisations of all sizes from different industries in strategy development and implementation, organisational development, and transformations. She sees OKRs as gateway to business agility, value-driven alignment, outcome-focussed thinking, and cross-divisional collaboration. She shares her passion with OKR practitioners worldwide as the founder and organiser of international OKR events and groups.

    More information: https://cansel-soergens.com

    Natalija Hellesoe is an organizational development coach and OKR expert. She supports companies wanting to increase focus, autonomy, and value creation to identify and prioritize their challenges, set valuable goals and continuously improve. Natalija has been working within People Development and Transformation since 2010 before starting her own business offering an entire ecosystem of training and coaching focusing on Leadership & Responsibility, Objectives & Key Results and Agile HR & Learning. In 2020, she published the practical book “OKRs at the center: How to drive change with goals and create the organization you want” together with Sonja Mewes via Sense & Respond Press which describes a holistic approach to OKRs as part of the organization system and its potential for intentional organizational development. As an active member of the international OKR community, she runs a monthly meetup since 2019 and regularly speaks on related topics at international conferences.

    More information: https://okrs-at-the-center.com/