Usually, when people have to create OKRs for the first time, they search the internet for help. They then run into all sorts of rules such as “every Objective should have 3 Key Results”. The problem with these rules is that they’re sometimes difficult, if not impossible, to apply. They should, therefore, be taken for[…]

Many books on OKR also mention the word alignment somewhere on the cover. As the leader of an organization, you are responsible for making sure your organization is aligned. But what does alignment mean? And how can a software product help you achieve that? What is alignment? Words like alignment are often used without a[…]

A few years ago, not many people had heard of OKR (Objectives & Key Results). Today, thousands of organizations across the world have successfully adopted the framework, supported by hundreds of articles that explain how to get the most out of your own OKR program. One question remains largely unanswered: what is OKR really for?[…]

We all know the saying “time is money,” but unlike money, there is no way to earn back time. Every minute that passes is gone forever, which is why you should spend time wisely. How teams spend their time will make or break the company. So what can teams do to make the best use[…]

Although it sounds like a no-brainer, it’s not always clear to teams brainstorming their Objectives what an Objective can be used for. To get more clarity on this, you should first understand that an Objective is always designed to get you out of your status quo. That means that if you’re completely satisfied with how[…]

This blog article is a full, slightly edited transcript of an Objectives and Key Results Crash Course video we published on YouTube.    A while ago, we published an OKR Crash Course, and it was exciting to see how it helped other organizations get started with OKR. Since then, we’ve implemented Objectives and Key Results[…]

Running effective team meetings is hard: attendees often drift off topic, waste time arguing about things with little importance, or end meetings without clear action items or decisions. The problem described is backed by research. According to research at Harvard, 71% of managers said their meetings are unproductive and inefficient, and 62% said meetings fail[…]

The days between Christmas and New Years are great to reflect on everything that happened throughout the year. Christmas, for me, is a time to go back home to the Netherlands and catch up with family and friends. They all want to know how Perdoo has been doing in the past year, forcing me to[…]

Establishing a successful OKR program in an organization is a challenge but the essence of OKR is simple and straightforward. A customer of ours once put it like this: “OKR is a proven, simple and highly effective way of setting, managing and communicating goals and results across your organization.” The OKR framework includes a set[…]

At the beginning of 2018, it’s important to set aside some time to close both your 2017 Company OKRs, as well as your Q4 Groups OKRs. We’ve explained the importance of closing and shared some best practices in a previous blog post. In December, before starting the Closing Process, it’s time to already start thinking[…]