April 5, 2018
Gtmhub has supported team OKRs for a long time. Today we are releasing one of the most requested features regarding team OKRs: key result owners. Use case Let us imagine that you create an objective called “Improve sales efficiency” and assign this objective to the Sales team. There is any number of key results that
April 4, 2018
When introducing OKRs, businesses often wonder how do they fit in performance appraisals or bonus schemas. Every organization will have its own take and in this post, I am going to share how we are doing this at Gtmhub. No individual bonuses We are a relatively small business, so this works well for us. Namely,
March 23, 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 22, 2018
OKRs help organizations to be focused, aligned and transparent. When done well, employees are significantly more engaged. Most organizations that adopt OKRs, love the idea but often face obstacles in rolling it out at a scale. This is especially true when they employ a quick and dirty approach to tooling, such as Google Sheets. Sooner,
March 19, 2018
I have already written that the single biggest reason OKRs fail is that people stop using them. Most organizations will have a well-intended OKR champion, but the road from a Google Sheet with brand new OKRs to no one updating their key results is typically a very short one. One of the key things Gtmhub
March 14, 2018
Many times, people ask us how to print or export to PDF OKRs in Gtmhub. The typical use cases include sending progress as an attachment in an e-mail or printing OKRs for a meeting. In this post, I am going to outline different ways in which Gtmhub supports these use cases. Depending on your exact
March 13, 2018
Last week we have released one of the most highly requested features for Gtmhub: ability to align quarterly OKRs with annual OKRs. A quick recap of OKRs alignment Organizations commonly adopt OKRs, because they want to boost the alignment between different efforts. For example, a sales team may have an objective to increase conversion from
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March 6, 2018
A common question we get is – should we set annual OKRs or quarterly OKRs? In this post, I am going to describe what we have found to work best in practice. Have OKRs follow your planning cadence The simplest answer is that your OKRs should be set at the same interval for which you
February 21, 2018
Some companies like to set priorities on their OKR goals. They use this to communicate to everyone in the organization which OKRs are more important and which not so much. Organizations that use priorities also typically reassess those on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule, to further promote agility. Can I set P0 to P4 priorities
February 15, 2018
A common question is how to tie OKR process with Scrum. At Gtmhub we are passionate about Objectives and Key Results, but we also build software every day. We are using Scrum methodology and we manage this in Atlassian JIRA. In this post, I am going to explain our approach to OKR and agile Scrum. Why
February 13, 2018
Most organizations will fail with OKRs on their first attempt. The actual reasons differ, but quite often it’s the gap between expectations and reality. In this post, I am going to list the top 5 myths which set unreasonable expectations when it comes to Objectives & Key Results methodology. 1. Simple = Easy As Jeff Gothelf
February 12, 2018
If you are using MailChimp for marketing automation, we have some good news for you – now you can also automate your Objectives & Key Results. We have just released 14 new metrics for MailChimp, which you can attach to your OKRs. Drive engagement of your newsletters While there are multiple ways in which you
February 9, 2018
We have just released 23 out-of-the-box metrics for Pipedrive CRM, which you can use with your OKRs. Using these metrics means, that your key results will update automatically, in real-time. How does it work? Let us imagine you want to increase the activity of your sales team. Once you install Pipedrive presets for Gtmhub, you
February 8, 2018
At Gtmhub we use objectives and key results to clearly define and communicate to each team member what matters most. Pros & cons of working remotely We have daily standups where we go through what happened, what’s coming up and what’s holding people back. Working remotely has its fair share of pros and cons. Among
We often get asked by prospects to tell them more about Gtmhub – The Software. This is obviously an interesting topic for many of the IT departments, so in this blog post, I am going to briefly describe how we build software. Architecture Gtmhub is a cloud-based SaaS software. It is based on the microservice
February 7, 2018
We have just released 20+ built-in metrics for HubSpot CRM, which you can use to automatically update your OKRs. What’s in the box? In the first iteration, we have focused only on the HubSpot CRM. This will give you 22 metrics split into 3 InsightBoards: Pipeline Deal Productivity Improve efficiency of your sales team with
February 6, 2018
There is a lot of things that happen around any given objective in Gtmhub. For a while now we provided a timeline of everything that was happening – but with time, we’ve noticed that information became overwhelming. To solve this issue, we have broken down the timeline in distinct event categories and also implemented color
February 5, 2018
When we think about a company or an organization, typically one assumes a simple hierarchy in which orders flow from top to bottom. The procedures are developed in order to normalize and streamline operations. Much of our today’s ideas on the concept of a company are a legacy from the long gone times of blue
February 2, 2018
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