In dynamic markets,

velocity

is a competitive advantage.

VQ is a measure of the time and resources needed to achieve desired results.

Will you achieve more with less… or less with more?

The ABCs of Organization Velocity

Point A

A

Current Status

always changing

Point B

B

Business Plan

relatively fixed

Capacity

C

Brain Trust

fixed, 24-hour days

What's Your Brain Trust Focused On?

Although most employees use To Do lists…

78%

…few understand how they should contribute to goals.

7%

Raise Your Organization's VQ

In this video, Workboard CEO and co-founder Deidre Paknad discusses the importance of velocity in dynamic markets and how you can increase your organization's velocity.

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What’s Your VQ?

A

How fast and reliably do current facts flow?

You lose velocity when…

  • Low, slow transparency on Point A that leads to bad surprises and decisions
  • Bad or no facts to inform daily decisions so time is lost
  • Little time to recover from issues which reduce our potential results in period
  • Wasted team and leader time finding and reporting facts
B

Does everyone know what results they should drive this quarter?

You lose velocity when…

  • Reporting results competes with achieving results
  • Target results are unclear, abstract or misunderstood by organization
  • Work isn’t aligned to results, so results take longer to achieve
  • People don't know what they're really accountable for
C

How much of people’s time really goes to achieving results?

You lose velocity when…

  • Capacity lost when people don’t know where or what Point B is – squandered resource
  • 30-40% of management time spent reporting results competes with achieving them
  • Difficult to identify and close the gap to B with precise action
  • Leader time is not spent on Point B, difficult to correct allocation

The most successful organizations achieve objectives faster with fewer resources

Current State

Your Capacity

Desired Results

A
C
B

Fully Transparent

Facts instantly accessible to make good decisions every day

Focused on Goal

100% allocated to Point B — not reporting, guessing, fact finding, or misdirected

Radical Clarity

Everyone is completely clear what success is and achieves it faster

Current State

A

Fully Transparent

Facts instantly accessible to make good decisions every day

Your Capacity

C

Focused on Goal

100% allocated to Point B — not reporting, guessing, fact finding, or misdirected

Desired Results

B

Radical Clarity

Everyone is completely clear what success is and achieves it faster

See how OKRs can improve your VQ

Learn how OKRs help companies like Google, Credit Karma, IBM and others achieve fast, great results.

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