At 75% progress, Thanos failed to reach his objective. The primary blocker? Even as an all-powerful, all-seeing Villain with the power of the Universe in his hand, Thanos was too short-sighted to follow up his execution of the Snap. He failed to anticipate disruption.
Hela achieved 45% progress. However, there were two things that prevented her from reaching her objective: She failed to consider the greatest risk to her achieving her goal. And similar to Hans Gruber, she operated with a waterfall mentality rather than agile (little “a”).
The Wicked Witch of the West learned that she had serial temporary advantage in her world, much like in ours. Her strategy needed a strategy. To win, she needed to iterate on and diligently execute new approaches more rapidly than her enemy.
What you focus on matters and if something isn’t working, try something different. Plankton, almost aimlessly, pursues an Objective he consistently fails at without stopping to reevaluate his methodology.
When we’ve reflected on our OKRs at the end of our cycle and didn’t achieve them, we should consider we might have chosen the wrong objective or wrong Key Results to begin with. Setting good OKRs is difficult. Bane learned that the hard way.
Gruber’s plan seemed like a stroke of genius. Dying at John McClane’s hands (Yippee-ki-yay Mother…[NSFW]) was not a potential outcome Hans accounted for. This objective needed to be a committed effort with an adaptive strategy and flawless execution. 60-70% achievement wouldn’t cut it.
We’ve got your back and are happy to introduce a few new features that will help ease your worries and put what you’ve read in Measure What Matters into practice. Check out the new product updates that happened in February 2021.
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