Treasure 74 – OKR, Mobility, Future

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Hello dear reader,

just two weeks till Christmas. Have you reached your goals for 2018? If it was difficult, I have something for you about OKR. Otherwise there is something more technical in the treasure and something to think about the future. This time there are only text contributions and also nothing in English. BUT, it was just a nice colorful mixture that somehow made it.

The team of Murakamy has specialized in the topic OKR. In Nugget #1 they present a checklist for OKRs. If you’ve never heard of OKRs, I recommend my article about goals. There I write among other things about OKRs. If you’ve tried OKRs before, you’ve probably noticed that it’s not that easy to formulate good objectives and above all key results. I find the checklists very helpful because they offer really good practical support and are easy to use. They will definitely help me in 2019 to take my OKRs to a new level of quality.

My favourite network intrinsify has broadened its focus again this year and also offers orientation on new technologies. In Nugget #2 Lena Stiewe interviews Podcaster Bastian Wilkat about mobility. Bastian first describes a positive and negative scenario on the topic of mobility of the future. Subsequently, the topics of autonomous driving and infrastructure are discussed, without diving too much into technical details. I’ve recently started working in the automotive industry, I’m naturally particularly interested in this topic. I think we need more public discussion and experiments on this topic in Germany. What is your opinion on the subject of mobility in the future? Does the future belong to electric mobility? Where do you see opportunities and risks? I am looking forward to your opinion! The article would also be available in an audio version.
The future of mobility (7 min, text, German)

Nugget #3 is a stimulating text by Förster & Kreuz that puts a finger on the wounds of hip companies. Instead of putting the dollars into table football, ball baths or trendy startup garages, three simple questions are enough. I bet most employees in more than 80% of companies have no satisfactory answer to the first question. Even if the question “Who do we want to be in the future?” was discussed in the board of directors, the people on the operational level can only make up an answer from the instructions and departmental goals. On the other two questions probably even more companies will fail. Even if companies want their employees to think and act like entrepreneurs, the appropriate tools, such as financial know-how and access to the relevant key figures, are usually not provided. If there is also punishment for unsuccessful experiments, one should not be surprised that there is a lack of willingness to take risks. It’s nice that the article describes the example of Klöckner. This shows that even in a very conservative and supposedly less innovative industry you can get ready for the future.