Facebook just changed its mission statement. Do you even have one?

Mark Zuckerberg has just announced that, after ten years, Facebook is changing its mission statement. The old mission statement “Make the world more open and connected.” has been changed to Bring the world closer together.

Leading and lagging indicators

Cause and effect is a well-established principle, even if we sometimes confuse causation and correlation (see divorce / margarine correlation). For most companies, the main measures of performance are the usual suspects, revenue, profitability, and…

Common OKR Mistakes – A Summary

Getting OKRs right is difficult. Although simple in construct, OKRs require commitment, discipline and have wide ranging and transformative ramifications at every level of the organization. Below are some of the many ways OKRs can…

The Balanced Scorecard, Strategy Maps, and OKRs

Bottom Line: If you’re working with OKRs, you may find it useful to think about the Balanced Scorecard perspectives when setting OKRs. Which Balanced Scorecard perspectives, or categories are you supporting with your current OKRs? Do you…

Don’t use KPIs as your Objectives (and Fluffy is OK)

Bottom Line One of the hardest things when you’re getting started with Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) is to set good OKRs. We’re all used to caring a lot about our financial health metrics, revenue,…

OKRs in the age of Agile: Engineering perspective

Approximately once per week someone asks us how do OKRs fit with agile product teams and do they even fit at all. There is a great article written by Felipe Castro that explores this particular problem and…

When is it a good time to implement OKRs?

  “As soon as possible”, said Rick Klau, a partner at Google Ventures, in response to a question about when a management team should adopt OKRs. I mean, do you want to delay organising and…

Before OKRs: The Red Letter Day, a Tale of Departmental Misalignment

  This series focuses on first hand accounts, anecdotes from the dark days before OKRs. They are necessarily anonymized, and however much like episodes from the Twilight Zone they might sound, we assure you they are…

Socrates on OKRs – Part One

Should your company adopt Objectives & Key Results (OKRs)? Is a purpose-led workforce with the latitude for real decision-making really important? Or do you suspect it’s an attractive sounding path to much chaos without effect? Or…

Dismantling The Monolith

Bottom Line: The goal of delivering real-time insights capable of supporting the decision making process at every level of the organisation, from the intern to the CEO, remains out of reach. Request a demo today to…

How organisational structures affect OKRs

In this article we’ll review three of the most common organisational structures, team-based, matrixed, and hierarchical, and discuss how each type of organisation affects the implementation of Objectives and Key Results.