Mistake #1: confusing themes with objectives
Mistake #2: capturing all your work as OKRs
Mistake #3: confusing key results with tasks
Mistake #4: scoring key results by gut-feel
Mistake #5: scoring key results on the wrong scale
Mistake #6: consistently scoring 1s on every OKR
Mistake #7: doggedly pursuing a bogus OKR
After a few quarters of doing OKRs the way they’re supposed to be done (or close to it), I generally feel more focused. It’s easy to figure out what I should be working on at any given point in the quarter. And if someone requests additional work from me, I can weigh it against OKR-related work and give them a yes/no answer quickly.