Objectives & Goals Click to read
At the end of this module you will be able to:
DefinitionClick to read
Golden rulesClick to read
ICT tools for managementClick to read
OKR MethodologyClick to read
Objectives and Key Results (OKR) is a modern method for goal and people management, which particularly suits for digital team and digital business, since:
OKRs shall be clear to everybody within the team and are typically set every quarter to react quickly to changes.
Objectives are determined by managers and represent the overall qualitative goals of the company.
Key Results are determined by the employees in a bottom-up approach; they represent the quantitative objectives of the team.
Tasks distributionClick to read
Digital tools for communicationClick to read
In a digital team, it is essential to be in constant communication to perform all daily tasks in an effective and syncronised way. Here some tools which can help to create a central place for communication:
Work Life balance in a digital teamClick to read
Major flexibility in working schedule and the use of technologies facilitate the blurring of the line between work and personal life. How can employees’ work-life balance be protected and improved in smart working?
✔ Offer a flexible working time model
✔ Clearly communicate time off for vacation time, community initiatives, health insurance and parental leave
✔ Let employees take all their vacation days and give them weekends off ( i.e., no answering emails, being able to switch the phone off at night)
✔ Encourage employees to commit to enjoying some downtime every day
✔ Organise health and wellbeing programmes (e.g., providing vouchers for a local gym and arranging meditation classes)
✔ Support social and team-building activities
✔ Show that mental health and wellbeing is taken seriously
✔ Encourage communication and make employees feel comfortable talking about personal issues or mental health
Smart and digital leadershipClick to read
A leader motivates, stimulates, strengthens, activates and guides people.
Within the team, a leader should construct shared meanings of change, a key factor for succeeding in the desired change.
ChallengesClick to read
How to motivate a digital teamClick to read
Productivity-boosting strategies Click to read
Studies confirm that smart work boosts productivity. However, there are some factors that may put at risk the employees’ productivity:
To mitigate these factors a good leader supports employees in:
✔ Consider the overall team goals
Summing upClick to read
A leader who Explores how information technology (IT) can make the organisation more competitive or customer-led- She/he leads the team through change to make digital a central part of the business’ operations and culture.
Objectives and Key Results (OKR) methodology:
It is a modern method for goal and people management, which particularly suits the digital team and digital business. It is based on the idea that motivation comes through ownership and self-organisation and allows teams to react to changes in the market on their own initiative, to be self-organised and autonomous
A leader is defined smart when fosters collaborative and open relationships, empowers employees through delegation mechanisms, facilitates knowledge sharing, pays attention to their emotions and works ethically.
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Digital team / Smart working / Digital tools for management / Smart and digital leadership / Mobilising others
- Support women entrepreneurs in the managing of a digital team, through the acquisition of technical and practical skills
- Support the target group in reaching an advanced level of the EntreComp framework competences:
- Mobilising others
- Self-Awareness and self-efficacy
- Communicate clearly and effectively within a digital team
- Recognize a set of digital tools for team management
- Adopt the OKR methodology within a business/team
- Guarantee the work-life balance of the employees
- Compensate weaknesses by teaming up with others (EntreComp comp.: Self-awareness & self-efficacy, Advanced Level)
- Inspire others and get them on board for creating value (EntreComp competence: Mobilising others, Advanced level)
3 Tips to Guide Your Team Through a Digital Transformation
Iannotta M., Meret C, Marchetti G. (2020), Defining Leadership in Smart Working Contexts: A Concept Synthesis, Frontiers in Psychology, p.11.
Hewitt P. (2013) How To Build a High-Performing Digital Team, Harvard Business Review (consulted on 23/11/2022)
Gastaldi L., Corso M., Raguseo E., Neirotti P. (2014) Smart working: Rethinking work practices to leverage employees’ innovation potential
Related training material
- Digital skills for women entrepreneurship