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The science of setting goals and OKRs

Like with any organizational system, it takes human beings to draft, collaborate, decide, and execute goals. Therefore, while doing setting goals using OKRs, you need to be conscious of human factors. This article will help you understand how certain physio-psychological traits can increase or decrease the effectiveness of OKR goals.
November 26, 2020
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Making the case for OKRs

In my conversation with forty-five CEOs and CXO leaders, entrepreneurs of start-ups and scale-up organizations, the following factors have emerged as key mandates for organizational success. We will assess how OKRs enable each of them in detail.
November 5, 2020
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How to use OKR during the COVID-19 outbreak

As I work with companies across the globe, I see segments and geographies that have suffered different levels of impact from the outbreak. Some are seeing a total disruption of their business models, while for others, it’s too early to tell. Most are dealing with unprecedented levels of uncertainty. This article is not supposed to provide a one-size-fits-all approach, but a set of guidelines and tools that you can adapt to your context.
October 28, 2020

How do you overcome resistance to an OKRs adoption?

Increased focus on what really drives your strategy forward, enhanced top to bottom alignment, and increased engagement from team members finally able to demonstrate their unique contribution to success, are all hallmarks of the OKRs framework. But, sadly, not every executive or every team within organizations are initially excited about implementing the methodology.
October 26, 2020

Monthly Product Roundup – KPIs, Tasks on Mobile and Reactions

Here are the new product updates that happened in September. Hop on the feature release train and enjoy the ride? Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) What’s the one thing that makes progress towards goals tangible? Data. This is why KPIs and OKRs often go hand in hand – you need data to set a strategic plan and determine whether you’re successfully fulfilling it.
September 30, 2020

OKRs & Texas Hold

What is critical in poker and OKRs is to conduct an after-action review. Review the reasons why you played the hand or pursued the objective the way you did, make any necessary adjustments and — most important — drive on with confidence.
September 22, 2020

Top 3 most common OKR mistakes

OKRs have become highly relevant as organizations are figuring out how to stay aligned while responding to rapid change in the business environment. The goal-setting framework is incredible for staying focused on desired outcomes i.e. results without micromanaging. The caveat though is to avoid the common pitfalls.
September 18, 2020

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, “Fat Pants” & the Plateau myth

Tim Whitmire is the founder of CXN Advisory, where he coaches executives on strategy, goal setting, alignment and execution. He is the co-founder of F3 Nation and co-author, with David Redding, of Freed to Lead: F3 and the Unshackling of the Modern-day Warrior. In this Voices of OKR feature Tim busts the myth of reaching a plateau when using OKRs.
August 6, 2020

What’s the difference between OKRs and MBO?

Dan Montgomery is the Founder and Managing Director of Agile Strategies – a leading OKR consultancy based in Boulder, Colorado. He is also the author of Start Less, Finish More: Building Strategic Agility with Objectives and Key Results. In this Voices of OKR feature Dan talks about the history of OKRs and how they differ from their predecessor, MBO
August 1, 2020

How OKRs & Agile methodologies work together

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.
June 24, 2020