Top Level

PHASE 1 :
SETUP AND LAUNCH

Approximately four weeks

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In the Setup & Launch phase, we'll work together to lay a strong foundation. By the end of Setup & Launch, people in your organization will:

How We’ll Work Together

Our partnership forms the foundation of our shared success. Think of it as a journey, where Wave Nine first supports and leads you, taking you through a journey, where Wave Nine first supports and leads you, taking you through a series steps that build skill and confidence, until OKRs are part of the fabric of your organization.

In this first phase, timely coordination and clarity of ownership are key. Let’s take a look at what you can expect from Wave Nine-and what Wave Nine needs from you.

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BPO Team

The Process
Over the next approximately four weeks, we’ll work closely to orchestrate all the pieces that need to come together for a successful rollout. Here’s how things will unfold.
Preparation
Before we roll out the program to your full organization, we’ll collaborate on a bit of behind-the-scenes preparation.
Platform Provisioning & Integration
Pre-Kickoff Surveys
Program implementation OKRs
Team Formation & Key Roles
Kickoff Meetings
Trainings & Certifications
Comms Program Design
The BPO Team, your IT Owner, and Wave Nine will get your organization ready to use WorkBoard.
IMPORTANT: Pre-Kickoff Surveys must be returned to Wave Nine before the next steps can take place.
The BPO Team and Wave Nine align on the goals and expectations of the implementation(through the Onboarding Survey). Taking into account your organization’s unique needs and existing operational norms, we’ll set OKRs to guide the implementation process.
Example Program Implementation OKRs
Informed by the Pre-Kickoff Surveys, the Executive Sponsor and BPO Team indetify individuals for team and key roles.
Team Formation & Key Roles
Scheduled by the BPO Team and led by Wave Nine, these live sessions give your organization extra support by developing deeper expertise in selected individuals.
A strategic communications program is your greatest tool to help you inspire, align, educate and drive adoption across your organization. The Comms Owner oversees this program, with supporting materials and guidance from the BPO Team and Wave Nine.
See Communication Guidelines

The Process

Over the next approximately four weeks, we’ll work closely to orchestrate all the pieces that need to come together for a successful rollout. Here’s how things will unfold.

ROLLOUT TO THE FULL ORGANIZATION

We’ve completed the behind-the-scenes work and now we’re ready to introduce the program to the full organization, giving everyone in your company the information they need to understand the implementation process and what comes after.

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BPO Team Action Items

When your WorkBoard instance is up and running, you’ll track your action items there. Until then, here are the first orders of business.

Forms to Return to Wave Nine

  • Onboarding Survey
  • Strategic Priorities Survey
  • Membership of the BPO Team
  • Membership of the Executive Leadership Team
  • Individuals who will be tapped to train as OKR Coaches
  • Individuals who will be tapped to train as WorkBoard Pro Users

Meetings to Schedule

Resources for you and your team

WorkBoard Implementation
Program & Change Management
OKR Process Design
Trainings & Certifications
Workshops and Coaching