How do I make sure that OKRs work?
You've got a strong sense of what works for OKRs, now. What may be less clear, though, is the week in, week out practices of OKRs in your company. What does it look like to actually do this? How can we make sure that they actually work for us? That's what we're going to explore in this section.
The OKRs Four Square
In Radical Focus, Christina Wodtke presents something she calls the 'four square' for OKRs. This format splits things into four quadrants, four perspectives on what's going on in your effort towards your objectives.
The four square is a tool that you use at the scale of a week — you complete it at the 'commitments meeting' at the beginning of the week, and you review it at the 'celebration meeting' at the end of the week.