Maths Pathway is a holistic Learning and Teaching Model that leverages technology to enable teachers to target each student’s point of need, and allows them to focus on practices that have the greatest impact on student learning. The model is currently available for Year 5 – Year 10 students, and has proven success in a broad range of school contexts, more than doubling the maths outcomes of students.
Maths Pathway has been growing rapidly since our inception, and part of that growth has involved a significant increase in team size and the complexity of the work we do. We were looking for ways to ensure that we are always focused on doing the right work at the right time, and that we are communicating our goals with each other across the organisation.
We implemented a basic OKR process using Google Sheets, and a weekly KR check-in process, mostly modeled on the publicly available information on how Google has conducted their OKRs (with some adaptations for our context).
Gtmhub was the only tool we could find that was laser-focused on effective OKR completion. Every other tool tries to do too much (other HR tasks, employee 'engagement', gamification, social networking, etc). We needed a tool that allowed us to automate and scale our existing process without creating unnecessary overhead for our people.
It makes the process of tracking and checking-in multiple OKRs much easier as we scale (compared to doing it in Google Sheets).
We think it was important to do OKRs for a year using a more manual process first, so that the team got used to the idea, and how it impacted their work and planning. After that, it was very simple for the team to adjust to using Gtmhub in a very similar way. The system is intuitive, and support is very responsive (even building a few features we really needed).
About 10 minutes!
The ability to bulk check-in OKRs. We do OKR updates every week, and this makes it very easy and simple.
Being incredibly responsive on support and developing new/improved features to support your customers.
Focus on getting the process right before you invest in using a tool. That will help iron out any change-related issues in your organisation.