August 10, 2018
Having spent most of my professional life leading Human Resources teams with global investment banks, consultancies and technology companies – and many smaller, fast-growth tech SMEs around the world – I’ve honestly struggled to end every day with my head held high. I remember sitting around the table with these powerful creatures who had reached
August 8, 2018
Are you paying attention to your fail factors? There has been a lot of attention on the idea of North Star metrics, measuring what matters, and other ways of tracking and driving performance improvements across all areas and all levels of the organisation. The corollary of identifying such performance metrics, or success criteria, is that
August 6, 2018
This is a guest blog from Jeff Gothelf, Author: Lean UX and Sense & Respond. You can follow Jeff’s blog, follow Jeff on Twitter, or visit his website. So you’ve made the leap to Objectives and Key Results. Congratulations. And you did it right. You wrote qualitative objectives that were aspirational and inspirational. They’re aligned
August 2, 2018
Every organisation we work with strives to perform better every day. They are on missions to change the world for the better, in their own unique ways. The people who work there are smart, and resourceful. But the world does not serve up any free meals. Read on to find out what makes a winning organisation.
July 16, 2018
Recent top headlines on CNBC: “Dow falls more than 150 points after US unveils new tariffs on Chinese goods” “European markets lower on trade war concerns (FTSE -1.08%, DAX -1.47%, CAC -1.30%)” “How Trump’s NATO summit and Putin meeting could shape the future of the West” “Facebook faces UK fine of around $660,000 after data
July 10, 2018
It is with great pleasure that I am welcoming Jeff Wellstead to Gtmhub. Jeff has been a long time friend of Gtmhub, and will now join us in our quest to help companies be successful with OKRs and elevate their employee experience. Gtmhub keeps adding customers at a double-digit rate, many of which are enterprises.
June 28, 2018
We all know that Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) are about alignment, focus, engagement, and transparency. In the real world, however, there are situations when there could be too much transparency. When private OKRs make sense? Many of our customers have shared with us use cases for private OKRs. Personal OKRs Many time managers and
June 19, 2018
Gtmhub helps companies grow faster and deliver an awesome employee experience. To learn what other companies are doing to grow and build a world class culture, I attended Saastr Europa in Paris on June 15, 2018. Summary Is it worth attending Saastr? If you’re a pre/seed/A-round company, then most definitely attend, one way or another.
June 18, 2018
Investors love scalable businesses. Matt Clifford calls founders going through the company builder Entrepreneur First ‘scale seekers’.  Philosopher and mathematician Nassim Taleb introduced me to the concept of ‘convexity’. The best investments leverages limited downside (lose your investment) with a disproportionately large upside (capture a global market), and economies of scale.
June 15, 2018
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 11, 2018
Why engage Gtmhub? From my 1st day at Gtmhub, my personal objective has been to prove that it is possible to combine professional performance with personal happiness. For a long time, employees everywhere have sacrificed personal health, and happiness in favour of professional performance. This is no longer a requirement. Competitiveness, growth and long term
June 8, 2018
Gtmhub product team has been busy in May. The biggest change was actually invisible, as we have moved our entire cloud infrastructure from Docker Cloud to Open Shift. While this was a monumental effort, users would typically not care – but we have increased the performance of the services by almost factor of three. Put
May 27, 2018
Coming up with OKRs, in the beginning, is often hard. OKRs make a ton of sense when someone else tells you about them, but many will have a writer’s block when creating their own OKR for the first time. One of the most common dilemmas is – can Objectives and Key Results contain tasks? The
May 23, 2018
I am honored to be speaking at London Tech Week this year on the two topics I am especially fond of – agile and data. Data Festival agenda is all about using data in the practice and I will join industry veterans from Google and Barclays in sharing our experiences. I’d love to catch up
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May 15, 2018
Today I’ve talked with two different companies, which coincidently have the same problem. Namely, they’ve recently adopted OKRs and in each of these companies, there is a team being extremely dismissive of OKRs. In the first company, it is the marketing team. In the second company, it is the product management team. Both of these
May 11, 2018
In a study by Psychometrics, when asked what leaders could do to improve employee engagement, 58% people have said “Give recognition”. Similar research, done by SHRM, showed that organizations spending 1% or more of the payroll on the recognition are 79% more likely to see better financial results. Bottom line – giving credit where credit is
May 8, 2018
Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) bring tremendous benefits to organizations using them: company-wide alignment, focus, and engagement. But, just as any other process – OKRs also mean overhead and spending the time managing them. At Gtmhub, we help companies be successful with OKRs – and one way we do that is by making it so
April 18, 2018
Gtmhub team is growing yet again. It is my great pleasure to welcome Alexandra Galin as our new Head of Growth. As Gtmhub keeps growing, we have come to the point where we need an experienced person to manage it and take Gtmhub to the next level. And there could hardly be anyone better suited
April 6, 2018
The OKR methodology is as perfectly suited to develop a successful outcome in sport as it is in setting and attaining seemingly out of reach business goals. by Mark Richard of Auxin Services, a provider of services to help companies drive performance, including support to set and manage OKRs.