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OKRs are about the struggle. Embrace it.

At Gtmhub, we’ve been doing OKRs for over 3 years now (duh!). We help a lot of our customers with advice and experience – so, one would think that we never struggle with OKRs. And, one would be wrong. Today during our weekly OKRs retrospective meeting we started a discussion about this particular objective.
October 30, 2018
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ROI from OKRs - Measure!

In this blog series, we will be looking at the potential return on investment from implementing Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). Across 5 articles we will look a how the different characteristics of OKRs drive return on investment (ROI). In this second article, we will review how measurement drives performance.
October 22, 2018
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

Lessons from working with the best

One of the reasons I am so grateful to work at Gtmhub is that we get to work with some of the best organisations, doing amazing things, performing at the highest level. However, even the best organisations struggle. In a recent engagement with a large, publicly traded company, we identified the following key challenges: Prioritisation. Shifting focus, Lack of alignment and Output bias.
October 3, 2018
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ROI from OKRs and Stretch!

In this blog series, we will be looking at the potential return on investment from implementing Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). Across 5 articles we will look a how the different characteristics of OKRs drive return on investment (ROI). In this first article, we will review how stretch goals drive performance.
September 24, 2018

Jenny Herald to join Gtmhub as Chief Product Officer

It is with great pleasure that we announce today that Jenny Herald will be joining Gtmhub as a Chief Product Officer. An exceptional story Jenny has a unique career, which started in the US Air Force and US Navy subsequently. Though her background is in finance and operations, she has found her true calling in Wunderlist and later Microsoft, where she led and supported product teams.
September 21, 2018
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Announcing Gtmhub Public Issue Tracker

In order to provide even better customer service, today we have launched a brand new Gtmhub Public Issue Tracker. What’s in it for you? With the new Gtmhub Public Issue Tracker you can: Submit new feature suggestions, Suggest improvements, Report bugs and, Request technical assistance.
September 20, 2018

It’s a stampede!!!

For the past 3 years, we have been building Gtmhub, helping organisations large and small to align around inspiring objectives, take massive action and deliver measurable results. During this time, “large and small” has meant “mostly small”. But slowly and surely, things have changed. We ran some numbers on the past 30 days of inbound activity and the results were pretty interesting.
August 17, 2018

Gtmhub launches US data center

Until today, all Gtmhub customer data was located in our EU data center in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Over the past six months, North America has become the single largest market for Gtmhub. To offer better performance, comply with various regulations of both public companies and government sector, we have decided to launch a new data center in San Francisco, CA.
August 17, 2018

Product Discovery is key after teams adopt OKRs

This is a guest blog from Jeff Gothelf, Author of Lean UX and Sense & Respond. While there is no shortage of resources on product discovery, here’s a quick list of first steps once your OKRs are confirmed: Gather the team — product, design, engineering at the very least — and present the quarter’s OKRs to the team with rationale of how they ladder up to the corporate goals.
August 6, 2018

How to win: Inspire, Act, Measure.

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.
August 2, 2018

Private and personal OKR in Gtmhub

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.
June 28, 2018

Impressions from Saastr Europe

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 19, 2018

Scaling is about more than product

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 18, 2018
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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.
June 15, 2018
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May improvements in Gtmhub

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.
June 8, 2018

Why and when it's OK to have tasks as OKR?

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?
May 27, 2018

Join me at Data Festival London, 15th of June

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.
May 23, 2018

We are hiring! Here is your chance to join Team Awesome ;-)

Do you want to join a highly ambitious, international SaaS technology startup and build a career in sales? Do you want to work with a groundbreaking product, created by some of the best engineers on the planet? Are you looking for a company that will invest in your development, support your professional growth and listen to your ideas?
May 23, 2018

What if we fire you all today?

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
May 15, 2018

Feedback & Recognition with Gtmhub badges

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.
May 11, 2018

New Gtmhub features reduce overhead of managing OKRs

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 simple, that any overhead is negligible
May 8, 2018
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Welcome Alexandra, our new Head of Growth

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 for this role than Alex.
April 18, 2018

Sport and OKRs

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
April 6, 2018

Team objectives; individual key results

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.
April 5, 2018