Book “Transparent and agile strategy implementation with OKR”.

Created by Kudernatsch Consulting

Hooray, my new book “Toolbox Objectives and Key Results: Transparent and Agile Strategy Execution with OKR” is out. What a wonderful feeling it is to finally hold your own book in your hands after a long time of waiting.

In the almost 200-page book, I explain how the OKR management system, which the Internet giant Google swears by, among others, defines strategic goals and links them to the work of employees across departments and functions.

OKR and other management systems in comparison

In addition, I explain the advantages of OKR compared to other management systems, among other things because each employee and each team defines clear goals (objectives) for themselves, to which measurable results (key results) are then assigned. I also describe all relevant steps for planning and implementing OKR in companies. Numerous graphics illustrate the sometimes complex interrelationships.

Cover of the book "Toolbox Objectives and Key Results

OKR workbook is divided into eight chapters

The workbook is divided into eight chapters. In the first, I explain what distinguishes OKR from such management systems as management by objectives, Hoshin Kanri, and Balanced Scorecard, and why it is precisely companies that want to increase their agility that use the OKR method.

In the second, I then explain how to arrive at a viable strategy and concrete breakthrough goals in companies, starting from a vision and mission.

Description of the work with the OKR method

Portrait Mrs Kudernatsch

Chapter three describes how to arrive at and work with the so-called “Objectives” and “Key Results” in day-to-day operations, before finally describing in chapter four the company-wide and cross-divisional goal coordination process in the OKR method, in a procedure that combines a top-down or bottom-up approach. Chapter 6 looks at the intra-year implementation process and the role of leaders in it, before I introduce various tools for managing the change process such as the Wheel of Change and the OKR Change Canvas in Chapter 7.

Chapter 8 concludes with a discussion of the extent to which the cultural change intended by the introduction of OKR may also require a change in remuneration systems and whether dialogues on the implementation of OKR should take the place of the often highly ritualised and formalised staff appraisals.

More info about the OKR workbook

My book “Toolbox Objectives and Key Results: Transparent and Agile Strategy Implementation with OKR” is published by Schäffer-Poeschel and costs 24,95 Euro. You can find more information about the book at Amazon . I look forward to feedback from you after reading it as well.

Yours Daniela Kudernatsch