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Agile at Scale – Gtmhub Q1 2020 Roadmap

We have recently announced our Series A, and the injection of capital is already visible on our roadmap. Q1 2020 represents the most significant update to the Gtmhub platform to date. The central theme of Q1 is – agile at scale. How does one introduce OKRs to 5,000 people? How do we make sure 22,000 people follow

December 18, 2019

A Contrarian Approach to OKRs

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

August 12, 2019

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

Hidden Gems at the Royal Bank of Scotland

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is one the worlds largest banks. It is also one of the worlds most troubled banks, with several long lasting hangovers still inflicting pain years after the party ended (Financial Crisis, PPI, etc). The RBS Digital Dashboard In its most recent update to the market, reporting its Q1, 2019 results,

April 29, 2019

Innovation at Scale in Financial Services

The worlds largest banks are playing catch up. After retreating to lick their wounds after the near death experience of the Great Financial Crisis ten year ago, banks are back, fighting to demonstrate that innovation is not just a game for trendy startups. Mention the phrase “Core Banking Systems” you may either draw a blank

April 17, 2019

What is Key Result confidence?

One of the best things about OKRs is that they are a very quantitative, unbiased way to track goals and measure success. When you quantify your goals through key results, there is no much room for interpration. If you decided that you will get 20 customer testimonials, than you progress is pretty clear – regardless

April 11, 2019

Gtmhub now integrates with ServiceNow

Last week we have announced the general availability of Gtmhub’s connector for ServiceNow. What is ServiceNow? ServiceNow is an enterprise solution which provides digital workflows for a variety of functions, such as: IT Workflows Employee Workflows HR Workflows and so on. Use cases Various metrics and KPIs are at the heart of optimizing digital workflows

April 9, 2019

Updated Conversations, Announcements, and Badges

One of the pillars of OKRs and the Gtmhub Platform is Transparency.  We believe the more information a company gives about the key priorities and progress towards these goals, the more this helps align and engage employees.  To help provide more context and transparency around OKRs, we are updating a few sections of our product

April 4, 2019

Outcomes over Output; or why OKRs are here to stay

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

April 4, 2019

Introducing: Updated Alignment View

Here at Gtmhub, we believe that when companies are explicit about their goals and have every team & individual in the organization aligned to those goals, the company is much more likely to be successful.  And today, we are excited to make alignment easier and more transparent through Gtmhub with the ability to visualize alignment

March 11, 2019

The power of passive-aggressive OKRs ?

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

February 19, 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

Gtmhub platform update: data encryption at rest

Gtmhub is designed from day one as a distributed, horizontally scalable, reliable and secure system. Over the past years, we have made sure that we not only develop a product that is enjoyable to use but also made sure that our customers and us can have peace of mind knowing that their data is secure with

February 13, 2019

Stretch organisations, not people

There is a lot of talk about the value (or not) of stretch goals. Practiced and preached for decades, stretch goals are not new. However, in our experience, we see an emerging misunderstanding of what stretching means, and how to achieve stretch performance.

February 13, 2019

Feature update: The Hub shows Objectives and Tasks

When we first introduced the Hub, it only displayed Key Results so that anyone could easily find and update them. With the improvements below, all users will benefit from a view that is richer in context, and that makes updating and reviewing progress very easy.     Here are two new things that will make the

February 11, 2019

The Relevant Organisation

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

February 4, 2019

Moving the Pulse

With our customers’ invaluable feedback, Gtmhub is getting better every week. And sometimes, those improvements might affect your daily interaction with the product. What’s next? The Pulse section in the header will disappear, but you’re able to access it for a little while longer by clicking on the Gtmhub logo (in the top left of

February 1, 2019

Feature release: The Inbox

The Inbox draws all comments in Gtmhub together in one place. (And there are lots of places where you can comment). Before the Inbox, comments would often go unnoticed. With the Inbox, any relevant comments will show up in your Inbox. Have a question about an Insight? Mention someone from your data team and your comment

January 25, 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