What it takes to successfully roll out OKR with Ben Lamorte

Goal Diggers: OKR, KPIs, strategy, and people management.

02-05-2022 • 53 mins

Are you looking to roll out OKR to your entire organization and want to know what you may need to consider? Do you feel like it's a daunting task and don't know where to start?

Firstly, we can assure you that it's not as complex as it seems. And we spoke to Ben Lamorte, about everything you need to know to successfully roll out OKR to your entire organization.

Ben is the founder and coach at OKRs.com, co-author of Objectives and Key Results (2016), and author of The OKRs field book (2022). And as one of the first OKR consultants in the space, having helped hundreds of organizations (including companies like eBay, Adobe, Zalando) deploy OKR, Ben has a ton of great insights and experiences that can help you as you get started with the OKR roll out process.

Here are some of the topics we discuss:

01:15 - Intro on Ben Lamorte

07:30 - What is the first thing you should consider when looking to implement OKR?

13:35 - Is there a rollout approach that works best?

22:00 - Rolling out OKR to your entire organization

29:00 - Can any company implement OKR?

32:00 - How important is senior leadership backing when implementing OKR?

35:30 - How can you overcome resistance and ensure company-wide buy-in?

43:30 - How should organizations educate their teams on the OKR framework and integrate it into their work?

50:50 - Ben's no. 1 piece of advice when getting started with OKR


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