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[…]

This is the second in a six-part series examining how OKR compares with other management frameworks. In this post, we look at how OKR compares to SMART Goals. SMART is a widely established way of creating goals that many organizations use to achieve success. This post will break down the similarities and differences, and if[…]

Surviving the transition to the second or third generation is an existential challenge for family-owned businesses. How can owners who have spent their lifetimes building the family business pass the baton of leadership to the next generation? We talked about this topic with Martin Krumbein, a management consultant at onTarget Consulting. He revealed why OKR[…]

This is the first of a six-part series examining how OKR compares with other management frameworks. In this post, we look at how OKR compares to EFQM. Before we dive into the detail, let’s look at the history of the EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) and why the EFQM Excellence Model became the framework[…]

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[…]

Nicholas A. Stanforth is a consultant and progress coach who focuses on established SME and large corporate clients across Europe and the United States. Focusing on performance enhancement, team engagement, and innovation, he has helped many organizations run a successful OKR program. Nicholas visited us at our headquarters in Berlin to talk about the outcome of[…]

If you’re new to OKR or want to deepen your knowledge of the management framework, books on the subject are a great instrument. In this list, you’ll find some recommended OKR books written by renowned authors and each with its unique strengths. High Output Management by Andrew Grove The first book that introduced the concept[…]

Before implementing OKR, it’s important to understand that it often requires changing the way your entire organization approaches work. To be successful with the goal management framework, there are some criteria your company should meet. If you can answer the following seven questions with ‘yes,’ you’re ready to start your OKR journey. 1. Are you[…]