OKRs and Scientific Goal Setting

Skills Cafe

About This Course

Management is both art and a science. The science is based on establishing objectives and a nuanced understanding of identifying, setting, tracking, and measuring goals that align to the objective. This gamified and simulation driven learning program aims to provide participants with the skills to set ambitious objectives, identify and write actionable goals, identify lead, and lag indicators, and track and measure goals.


Curated videos and reading material

Skill Drill 1: The OKR Process  

This session will be led by a group process in which participants will work in teams to improve the business performance of a struggling team inside a larger organization. To improve performance, participants will be required to:

• Set bold and ambitious objectives

• Align the goals of the team with the goals of the organization

• Set stretch goals and define an execution plan

• Monitor goal accomplishment and focus on lead indicators

• Communicate wins and keep the team focused

• Manage upwards by influencing senior leadership

• Work with a growth mindset and find ways to achieve goals despite challenges

The background case for the process will be specially purposed for the organization. Facilitated reflection during and after the simulation and connect to the real-world.

Skill Drill 2: Reflection and Summary  

A guided session to share learning and insights from the workshop. Participants complete their learning journal and action plan.   

  • Email nudges 2,5,10,15 days
  • Self-paced simulation on Day 10
  • Curated learning resources, videos, and book references
  • Guided reflection circle after 30 days of the workshop


Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Appreciate the importance of framing bold and ambitious objectives
Write goals that map to the objectives
Derive tasks from the goals
Track goal completion


  • No prerequisites

Target Audience

  • Managers
OKRs and Scientific Goal Setting
Duration 3 hours

Material Includes

  • Handouts
  • Nudge Cards

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