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How to write great OKRs

There is one thing that organizations of any type should master if they want to leverage the OKR superpowers – writing great OKRs. Why so? Because the quality of your OKRs can affect the achievement of your goals in the long run.

September 9, 2020

OKRs for the Engineering team

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.

February 17, 2020

OKRs: Gtmhub vs Spreadsheets

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

May 21, 2019

OKR example: Software development

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

February 18, 2019

OKRs are a means to an end

Gtmhub helps companies align teams around what matters most. Most often, our customers use Objective and Key Results (OKRs) to define what needs to be achieved, and how to measure progress. But OKRs are means to an end.

December 1, 2018

How to grow, achieve more and be happy

Did you ever wonder how Google (aka Alphabet, but I’ll use Google throughout) became one of the most successful companies in the world? As a user of Google (probably) and perhaps as an investor (hopefully), or maybe just as a fascinated bystander, you recognise Google as a great product. Something that works so intuitively that

June 15, 2018

OKR

The hyper-condensed explanation of OKRs. What is OKRs? OKRs or Objectives & Key Results is a goal setting and management methodology for businesses and organizations. Who uses OKRs? OKRs were invented at Intel and later made popular at Google. Today, numerous organizations use OKRs: Accenture, Amazon, Box, Deloitte, Dropbox, Facebook, Gap, GE, Juniper Networks, LinkedIn, Microsoft,

March 23, 2018

The Health Problem

According the WHO, obesity has tripled since 1975. 39% of people aged 18 or over are overweight or obese. These are global numbers; in the US, UK, China, and other places, the numbers are much higher. On the other hand, it is well known that weight loss and improved fitness are attainable by eating better,

March 13, 2018

We are late with our OKRs! Now what?!

A lot of organizations say that they have a problem with always being late with setting their OKRs. For example, it’s January 15th and they still haven’t set the OKRs. What typically follows is the sense of failure, guilt, and frustration. Why are organizations late with OKRs? In my experience, the most common reason, why

February 2, 2018

How to OKR: Why objective should be qualitative?

I’ve just had a conversation with a fellow agile enthusiast and a question popped up. Namely, is “Increase new sales by 50%” a good objective? The theory or best practices say that objective should be qualitative (no numbers), and key results should be quantitative (numbers). I also happen to think that in practice this works

December 22, 2017

OKRs in a pre-product market fit startup

“Increase revenue.” That is by far the most popular Objective on our trial accounts. And, can you blame people. It is raison d’être for having a business. Yes, yes… make the world better place, impact – I know. But, it’s so much easier to make the world a better place when one is a billionaire.

June 29, 2017

List of OKR tools

OKRs are getting more popular by the day. We can see this both in the number of companies that contact us to help them adopt OKRs, as well as in the exploding number of tools that help companies drive performance through OKRs. We often hear people suggesting companies to start “simple” with post-it notes or

June 22, 2017