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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. Something that works so intuitively that

June 15, 2018

Why is everyone abandoning performance reviews?

In 2012, Adobe announced it would abandon annual performance reviews. Since then, many organizations followed suit: Microsoft, Dell, Deloitte… among others. When announcing such plans, organizations often say that annual performance reviews are a “waste of time”, “cause stress” and in general are “obsolete”.

November 7, 2017

Leading and lagging indicators

Cause and effect is a well-established principle, even if we sometimes confuse causation and correlation (see divorce / margarine correlation). For most companies, the main measures of performance are the usual suspects, revenue, profitability, and cash. We see this reflected in our clients, where the most common top level OKR is to ‘Increase Revenue’.

April 12, 2017