OKRs and the Power of Leading and Lagging Indicators

Wednesday 6th December 2023 , 6:30 pm.

Speakers: Sally Tait, Agile Transformation Coach at Agile Velocity

Venue: Skyscanner Limited, Quartermile One, 15 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9EN
(Please use Lauriston Place entrance. Note that Skyscanner will require you to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) for entry to their offices. Please read the terms here).

Refreshments and networking from 6:00 pm. Refreshments kindly provided by Skyscanner.

This event is free of charge and open to all, though registration is required.


In the fast-paced world of business today, companies are always on the lookout for smart ways to set goals, keep track of progress, and make sure they're growing sustainably. Objectives and Key Results, or OKRs for short, have become a great tool for doing just that. But the trick is to use the right kind of indicators to make them work. There are two types of indicators that play a crucial role: leading indicators, which help you predict what's coming in the future and make adjustments as needed, and lagging indicators, which give you the historical data to plan for the long term and assess how well you've done. This talk will get into the fundamentals of OKRs and show you how picking the right leading and lagging indicators is key to achieving your goals. You'll learn how to create OKRs that work, understand the difference between these two types of indicators, and leave with practical skills to put this knowledge into action at your job.

About the speaker


Sally Tait is a pragmatic leader with a passion for simplifying and improving the way we work. Her mission is to make work more enjoyable, personally fulfilling, and valuable to the business at hand. She is people-oriented and deeply committed to improving lives, fostering continuous improvement, and encouraging collaboration. With versatile leadership skills, Sally's experience spans from enterprise Agile adoption and driving organizational change to project leadership and portfolio management. She is dedicated to creating environments where teams thrive and innovation flourishes. Sally is originally from the United States, and now lives in Scotland. She uses her expertise to coach, mentor, and train leaders and teams globally.

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