"With the consistent implementation of the OKRs throughout VfL as a whole, we will be the first mover in the Bundesliga," said Prof. Dr. Juppi Lee, head of corporate development at VfL, who was entrusted with the selection and implementation of the OKR model, adding: "In the next few months, the sporting department in the club will also be trained, so that we can be more agile in reacting to external changes by using a uniform system. That is an enormously important skill – especially in today's world."
Each employee derives his or her personal goals from the company's goals. "This ensures that everyone in the club pulls together in the same direction," says Valerius Braun, managing director of management consultancy Learn IO, who assisted VfL during the introduction of the OKR system. "This will set us on the path to being a truly meaningful organisation, as we will ultimately align all our activities with the vision of VfL Wolfsburg we all share," adds Lee. The results are measured at short intervals in a transparent manner and the goals adjusted, if necessary. This model promotes agility.
With the implementation of the OKR management method, VfL ensures that the most important goals for the club are addressed as a priority at all levels, including in day-to-day business. The integrative approach also consistently increases motivation and self-efficacy in cooperation with the employees