Alonzo highlights an important and maybe not-so-obvious OKR lesson here. In the world of OKRs, we focus on outcomes.
An encyclopedia-like blog post, catered to Chief Strategy Officers who want to learn how to successfully drive multi-axis alignment, and get a unique learning perspective on OKRs and strategy execution best-practices.
When we’ve reflected on our OKRs at the end of our cycle and didn’t achieve them, we should consider we might have chosen the wrong objective or wrong Key Results to begin with. Setting good OKRs is difficult. Bane learned that the hard way.
Gruber’s plan seemed like a stroke of genius. Dying at John McClane’s hands (Yippee-ki-yay Mother…[NSFW]) was not a potential outcome Hans accounted for. This objective needed to be a committed effort with an adaptive strategy and flawless execution. 60-70% achievement wouldn’t cut it.
OKR software helps organizations with all four components or OKR adoption: Education, Process design, Supporting the process & Benefitting from OKRs.
Names are the mission statements behind our OKRs.
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I was raised Catholic. Back in the day, when we were all young, a new priest came to my town. It was his first post, and as it usually goes when someone does something for the first time, he decided to do things differently. Instead of an old lady playing the organ, he formed a
The more that I think about it, the more I suspect that the organizational winners and losers of the next decade will be determined by a few critical factors, most of them having to do with speed of alignment and realignment.
It may not be evident at first sight, but something both OKRs and Agile methodologies have in common is the goal to bridge the gap between strategy and execution and improve adaptability. With that in mind, there are ways you can leverage best practices from both methodologies to accelerate progress.
In the “A tale of two kings” series, we aim to provide thought-provoking insights into goal setting and compare OKRs to alternative methods. In the first part, we’re going to explore what OKRs and 4DX are and how are they different from each other.
Here, we’ll discuss some of the fundamentals of OKRs creation, including how to craft an effective engineering OKR. We’ll also provide OKR examples for inspiration at all levels of the engineering team: individuals, managers and the entire team.
In times past, I spent many an hour worrying about goal setting and OKRs in particular. For me, concerns usually fell into one of 5 big buckets: Defining inspirational OKRs . . . Not sure about you, but I find that creating inspiration is hard work! Stretch goals. . . Can’t I just focus on
If you’ve made the decision to implement OKRs in your organization, this article is for you. Maybe OKRs are new to you or perhaps you’ve tried implementing the methodology in your organization before with lackluster results. Either way, you want your team to succeed. Here are some tips to help your team adopt OKRs successfully.
It is said that sales “lives by the number”. That number is usually some variation of revenue (bookings, billings, MRR, ARR…). The problem is that this number, as Jeff Bezos puts it, is an output variable, something that is an outcome of various inputs that we can control. So, the question is – what can
The use case of weighted key results is that some key results are more important than others – hence progress on the important key results should count for more than progress on the other key results. Here is a quick example that we hear a lot: Objective: Accelerate growth KR 1: Hit $40m in revenue
Have you ever wondered how other companies and organizations run their OKRs? What is common and what is rare? Are you doing the best practices or are you being exotic with your particular take? Wonder no more. At Gtmhub we serve over 300 organizations with tens of thousands of users – so we have a
When just starting with OKRs, many organizations decide to start with something simple – often a Google Sheets or Excel template. Most people think that an OKRs platform can only help them once they master OKRs, but good OKR software can help you along the whole journey. Ultimately, an organization will use OKRs and Gtmhub
At the beginning of each quarter, the very first OKR I define for myself is a meta-objective: Kill it with OKRs. I’ve shared this practice with numerous people, and many think that this is some dogfooding exercise – us being the OKR Platform vendor. But, no – it’s not that. As a CEO, I think that
OKRs are a white-hot topic at the moment. The management methodology which took roots in technology companies of Silicon Valley is now being implemented by banks, cities, corporates; small startups and world’s largest enterprises equally. While there is undeniable hype around OKRs, some are wondering if the whole thing is not just a fad. Is
At the start of each quarter, one of the things I enjoy the most is setting passive-aggressive OKRs. Yeah, I am a lot of fun to work with. In general, I think people underestimate the potential of fringe management approaches such as embracing awkwardness or practicing the art of passive-aggressiveness – but, that’s a whole another
OKRs are simple, but not easy. The main problem people have when defining their OKRs is switching from an output (what I need to do) to an outcome (what I need to achieve) mindset. This is particularly true in functions such as software development, where releasing features [on time] and fixing bugs has traditionally been
What is relevance? Yuval Noah Harari’s latest book, 21 lessons for the 21st Century is a great quick read. Describing how new technologies are impacting labour markets, Harari identifies a new threat to workers everywhere: irrelevance. Whereas workers in the 20th century were at risk of exploitation, in the future, billions of workers will face the prospect
At Gtmhub, we’ve been doing OKRs for over 3 years now (duh!). We help a lot of our customers with advice and experience – so, one would think that we never struggle with OKRs. And, one would be wrong. The struggle is the point Today during our weekly OKRs retrospective meeting we started a discussion
In this blog series, we will be looking at the potential return on investment from implementing Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). Across 5 articles we will look a how the different characteristics of OKRs drive return on investment (ROI). In this second article, we will review how measurement drives performance.