Continuing with Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results, the author shared a really interesting approach centered around a simple document for weekly alignment and accountability. The document, called the Weekly Check-in, is composed of four quadrants on one single page that represent key items to track and/or discuss.
- This Week’s Priorities
- Labeled P1 or P2 for top priorities and secondary priorities
- Things that aren’t P1 or P2 aren’t included
- Objectives and Key Results
- 2 – 3 Objectives
- 3 Key Results per Objective
- 1-10 likelihood of hitting each key result with 10 being the best (e.g. 5/10 would mean 50% confidence)
- Next 4 Weeks
- Big items on the horizon
- Things everyone needs to know are coming
- Health Metrics
- Key performance indicators for the business
- General metrics that might or might not tie into the OKRs
This process is easily translatable into a Google Spreadsheet or a dynamic system that automates it. Regardless, leaders would do well to implement a system with a weekly review of both the near-term tasks and longer-term OKRs/goal.
What else? What are some more thoughts on the four quadrant weekly alignment document from Radical Focus?