Before you start.
- Make sure to refresh your memory on how to add an OKR. If you want to dive deeper we also recommend the article on how to grow your workplace using OKRs.
Some time has passed since you last sat down with your manager. First make sure that your OKRs are up-to-date so that your check-in gives you and your manager as much value as possible. The process is there for you and should lead to a good insight and feedback session with your manager (via the app). You want to do all this in one go, during a 1-on-1 with your manager.
1. Sit down with the your manager.
1-on-1 are one of the most important meetings a manager has in it's calendar. Stay tuned for an upcoming article on how to hold an effective 1-on-1.
2. Go to each Key Result and make sure they are updated.
Log in to the Node app and go to each Key Result that you have for the period that is about to end. You find them on your profile and you access them by tapping on the Objective, and then on the Key Result. Your view should look like this:
3. Make sure progress is up-to-date.
Slide the green flag to match the progress you've done.
4. Add final insights.
Improve your check-in by adding the "insight" or "blocker discovered" signal to the check-in. These are great discoveries that will guide you and your work moving forward.
Insight signal is used for specific insights that you have drawn and learnings you've done, eg. how you solved a certain blocker that was discovered.
Blocker discovered signal is used for specific blockers or challenges you've discovered during the period.
5. Manager adds final feedback.
When you're done adding your insights your manager finalizes the check-in with one or several feedback comments.
Check in is now complete.
Now that you know how to check in together with a manager, perhaps you'd like to learn more on how to write great OKRs. Check out this article: