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[…]

Recently, I wrote about alignment: a term you hear often in conjunction with Objectives and Key Results. Transparency is another term often associated with OKR. Many leaders looking to get started with OKR have the ambition to make their organizations more transparent. But what does transparency mean? Is it really that important? And how can a[…]

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[…]

The Balanced Scorecard has a 20-year history as a strategic management framework used by companies across the world. While it’s still a popular framework, the Balanced Scorecard has faced competition from other frameworks in recent years. Widely regarded as Silicon Valley’s secret weapon for achieving business goals, OKR (Objectives & Key Results) has risen to[…]

Every year, in London, 2 teams meet to decide who will win the annual Oxford vs Cambridge boat race. This prestigious event between rowers from their respective Universities has played out every year since 1856. Each men’s and women’s team consists of 8 rowers and a cox. While the rowers are responsible for providing the[…]

The last 15 years have seen a radical shift in the way we work. The pre 21st-century industrial economy is being rapidly replaced with a new information economy, and the “knowledge worker” has become the driving force behind thousands of new companies. The change in the way we work has meant leaders need to adapt[…]

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 recently invited some of Europe’s top OKR coaches and consultants to join us for one day to discuss the OKR methodology, best practices, and how the framework delivers value to a diverse range of organizations.    The aim of the day was to share knowledge and reach consensus on the core principles of[…]

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[…]