The 4 Quadrant Weekly Alignment Doc from Radical Focus

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.

Quadrant 1

  • This Week’s Priorities
    • Labeled P1 or P2 for top priorities and secondary priorities
    • Things that aren’t P1 or P2 aren’t included

Quadrant 2

  • 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)

Quadrant 3

  • Next 4 Weeks
    • Big items on the horizon
    • Things everyone needs to know are coming

Quadrant 4

  • 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?

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