Setting clear goals at the beginning of your Hatch role will help you to organise your energy and time so that you can make the most of the experience. Make sure you share your goals with your manager and seek feedback so that you're on the same page :)
OKR stands for Objectives and Key Results. This tool is useful for setting sharp and defined goals, that are time bound and have clear measurable indicators for whether or not you have achieved them.
Objectives: Depending on the goal, define 2-3 objectives each week. Objectives should be time bound and actionable.
e.g. Write a report on the best target market for our new product by Thursday this week
Key Results: Under each objective, define 3-4 measurable results. Key results should be quantifiable and achievable.
e.g. Segment the market and identify the size of each segment by Monday Close Of Business (COB)
Research the different segments including both primary (customer focus groups) and secondary (market and competitor analysis) research by Tuesday COB
Write a report that summarises learnings and recommends the best target market by Wednesday (COB) and send to manager for feedback
Implement Manager feedback by Thursday COB
You can find our OKR template to create your own goals here.
WOOP stands for: Wish; Outcome; Obstacle; and Plan. This framework is helpful for having deeper conversations about what might get in the way of achieving your goals, and should be used in conjunction with the OKRs.
Wish – A meaningful, challenging, and feasible wish or goal
e.g. I want to finish this report by Thursday
Outcome – The best result or feeling from accomplishing your wish
e.g. I'll feel proud, relieved, and like I've achieved something important
Obstacle – Something inside of you that prevents you from accomplishing your wish
e.g. I'll procrastinate it by concentrating on more easily achieved tasks, e.g. answering emails
Plan – If [obstacle], then I will [effective action]
e.g. If I catch myself getting distracted, then I will turn off emails and work on the report in 90 minutes chunks, and allow myself only to look at emails at the end of each 90 minutes
If you have any further questions on setting goals please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!