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What are the steps involved in OKR goal-setting?

While an organization is a complex setup, beneath all those different layers of complexities, the operations of the organization is nothing more than defining an...

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OKRs Through a CEO’s Lens

As John Chambers, the CEO of Cisco said in the simplest of terms, “Disrupt, or be disrupted.” To avoid being disrupted, one needs to be...

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How are OKRs and Project Management Different?

To be an effective project manager, you must have a great vision of where your project is headed, and a clear strategy for how you’re...

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5 Tips to Achieve your marketing goals

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5 Tips for Using Them to Achieve Your Marketing Goals

“Measuring busy-ness is far easier than measuring business.” This quote, by noted entrepreneur and best-selling author, Seth Godin, underscores the importance of establishing the right...

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use OKRs become product manager

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How to Use OKRs to Become a Better Product Manager

If you’re a product manager, congratulations! You fulfil one of the most valuable but often misunderstood roles at your company. As one of the pilots...

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How to Implement a Strategy with OKR: A Step-by-Step Guide

Are you looking to implement a new strategy, but aren’t at all sure where to start? Any research into strategy-execution frameworks has probably brought you...

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Communication-strategy

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8 Step Guide to Creating an OKR Communication Strategy

Do you ever feel like you're making decisions in a vacuum? Like everyone around you is just going about their day without any regard to...

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Align-your-Team-using-the-OKR-framework

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How to Strategically Align your Team using the OKR Framework

Human Resources works tirelessly to find ways to provide an effective team for its company. While there are countless strategies to help achieve this, our...

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Best Practices for OKRs and Strategy Execution

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The Secret to OKRs and Strategy Execution: Best Practices

Goal-setting, objectives, key results, strategy; all these words fly around the business world today, and are probably mentioned in every business meeting you have. But...

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OKR: An Effective Framework for Strategy Implementation

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OKR: An Effective Framework for Strategy Implementation

A good organization can often be defined by one thing – good organization. The strategies and methodologies that companies use to achieve their goals aren’t...

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Do OKRs and Continuous Performance Management Work Together?

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Do OKRs and Continuous Performance Management Work Together?

Many organizations are changing the way that they manage their goals and evaluate their employees. This can be a tedious process, and changing up the...

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Are Key Results and SMART Goals the same?

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Are Key Results and SMART Goals the same?

Anyone looking to learn more about properly setting and managing goals has probably read about SMART goals. Here’s a refresh: SMART is an acronym to...

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How do you write good OKRs?

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How do you write good OKRs?

In recent years, strategy-execution frameworks have become more important in businesses. Especially in the past year, as teams across the globe moved to fully remote...

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OKR Dashboards help you progress towards your goals faster

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How do OKR Dashboards help you progress towards your goals faster?

There are many ways to monitor the progress of an organization and its employees towards their objectives. For instance, performance management is one of the...

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How Can OKRs Help Remote Performance

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How Can OKRs Help Remote Performance?

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how businesses work. Companies have had to go remote, and even over a year after the pandemic began, the fully...

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How OKRs Can Cultivate a High Performance Culture

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How OKRs Can Cultivate a High Performance Culture

What is Organizational Culture? All organizations have cultures and characteristics built into their DNA. Employees internalize the core values and standard practices of the organization...

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OKR Methodology: What it is and How to Apply it

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The OKR Methodology: What it is and How to Apply it?

What is the OKR Methodology? OKR methodology is what an organization adopts to align the organization, teams and people working in one direction towards a...

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OKR Best Practices

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OKR Best Practices to Execute Strategy and Deliver Results

OKRs are simply another acronym or buzzword in the world of business. This strategy-execution framework is gaining more and more recognition and popularity in business...

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How to Successfully Drive OKR Adoption

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How to Successfully Drive OKR Adoption

OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) are in the driver’s seat of almost every successful company in 2021, and in this article, we’ll look at why...

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The OKR Framework works!

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The OKR Framework works!

The OKR framework was made popular by Google, and it credits much of its success to the goal setting model. Google has been using OKRs...

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How-OKR-System-can-scale-up

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How OKR system can scale up your start up rapidly

If you want to go for a quick weekend getaway, there are two ways of doing it. You can select your destination, get into your...

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How-google-uses-OKRs-to-get-results consistently

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How google uses OKRs to get results consistently?

If you’re learning about OKRs, you might have heard that many industry-leading companies have used this goal-setting framework to achieve more in their business and...

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OKRs for goal setting & Ensuring outcomes

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OKRs for goal setting & Ensuring outcomes

Objectives and Key Results (OKR), a management tool, is essentially a goal-setting framework with which organizations can define goals and objectives and track the outcome....

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OKR and EOS

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OKRs and EOS: What’s the difference?

As you go explore the entrepreneurial and professional working world, you’ll begin to come across important key phrases and concepts. Two key terms that are...

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OKR-vs-Balanced Scorecard

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OKR vs Balanced Scorecard – What’s the difference

Businesses are established with one thing in mind: growth. All companies-- whether they are large enterprises or garage start-ups-- strive to expand their business and...

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OKR vs MBO

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OKR vs MBO: Differences and Similarities in Goal-Setting Techniques

Introduction A performance evaluation is an opportunity for a company to discuss their performance goals and organizational priorities. The most significant advantage of performance reviews...

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Authentic Reflect & Reset Process

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What Next?: 4 Steps for a More Effective OKR Reflect and Reset

Setting your OKRs on a quarterly basis gives you a lot of advantages when it comes to continuous improvement. Teams that use the OKR framework...

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Set Quality Key Result

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How do you Set Quality Key Results?

Key Results are the targets and outcomes used to measure the success of your quality objectives. Good key results provide indisputable evidence that you and...

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Set Quality Objectives

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How do you Set Quality Objectives?

Setting the right, high-quality objectives can be an intimidating task to undertake. Ensuring you’re capturing the highest priorities of your company and translating them into...

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Why-Quality-Trumps-Quantity-for-OKRs

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Why Quality Trumps Quantity for OKRs

Over the last few decades, interest in and use of OKRs has skyrocketed. Objectives and Key Results originated at Intel, with Andy Grove and John...

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Sales Department Imbalance

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Solving Unbalanced Progress: Sales Department Imbalance

Even when we do everything right when setting our OKRs and getting started with our OKR quarter, we can still face issues with progress. The...

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Marketing Department Imbalance

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Solving Unbalanced Progress: Marketing Department Imbalance

At times, your radar chart doesn’t indicate you’re progressing as you might have hoped. Instead, it might present unbalanced progress on your OKRs. While this...

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Imbalance corporate level OKRs

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Solving Unbalanced progress at the corporate level

Knowing the potential reasons behind unbalanced progress can be helpful in identifying issues that are holding your business back. In this article, we’re going to...

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16 REasons OKR progress unbalanced

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16 Reasons your OKR Progress is Unbalanced

Even when you take all the right steps to roll out your OKR program, there are times when issues might still come up when it...

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unbalanced OKR progress: what is going wrong

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Unbalanced OKR Progress: What’s Going Wrong?

If you have been researching the OKR framework, you may have heard that the ideal number of objectives and their corresponding key results is between...

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Getting Started with OKRs

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Getting Started with OKRs

While everyone prepares for their OKR programs differently, chances are you have done a few things. Perhaps you’ve read literature on OKRs and have prepared...

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Organization-capable-achieving

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What is my organization capable of achieving?

Organizations and individuals have capabilities and capacities. Capability is cultivated ability. Capacity is strictly a time constraint, but obviously due to the difference in capabilities,...

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successful marketing campaign

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3 keys to a successful marketing campaign

“I’m spending so much time and money on marketing, but I’m not getting sales. What am I doing wrong?” This is a common question most...

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Institutionalize-Learning

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How do you Institutionalize Learning?

What is Organizational Learning and why is it important? “In less than 15 years, one-third of the fortune 500 companies have disappeared, and the average...

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Healthy-and-Matured OKR Program

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Visible signs to show a healthy and mature OKR program

Based on your organization's unique DNA, you can prepare yourself to plan how to get started with OKRs, the important thing is to get started....

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Objective Ownership

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Objective Ownership

In Profit.co, you can assign owners to objectives and key results. There is a subtle, but important difference between the two. Objective level ownership indicates...

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PEEL

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What does your OKR quarter look like?

An OKR quarter can be pretty well structured when you have a very mature OKR program. Mature OKR program clearly implies that you are not...

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Top 4 ways OKRs can be used by HR Department

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What are the approaches to choosing your OKR levels?

What are OKR Levels? We can set OKRs at four levels. Typically in every company, you have multiple departments and sometimes you have cross-functional teams,...

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Top 4 ways OKRs can be used by HR Department

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When and how do you automate check ins?

Check-ins are an integral part of the OKR process. Profit.co has distinctly designed the OKR software with an automated check-ins option that would help you...

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Top 4 ways OKRs can be used by HR Department

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How do you straddle between top down and bottom up alignments?

Alignment is one of the key pillars of the OKR philosophy. Organizations achieve alignment both using a top-down approach and a bottom-up approach. We have...

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Top 4 ways OKRs can be used by HR Department

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How do you get started with OKRs?

The best way to get started with your OKR program is to actually get started. You will have different combinations of culture, style, processes, and...

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What are OKRs?

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What are OKRs?

OKRs – The Bridge between Strategy and Achievement of Goals: If you’ve arrived at the topic of OKRs-- or, Objectives and Key Results-- we’re sure...

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CHRO

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When the CHRO became the Hero

HR in the Integrating role Most people choose HR as a career with noble intentions. They truly believed in a higher calling, they wanted to...

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Spreadsheets

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Why using Spreadsheets to manage OKRs is not a Scalable Solution?

Recently, I had a chance to talk to one of our customers about his company’s experience with Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). This is a...

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What does success look like

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What does success look like?

Before you embark on your quest to steer your organization towards sustained success, knowing and defining what success looks like is important. So, what does...

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iterative business execution

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What is iterative business execution?

It's the iteration of hypothesis changes & measurement that makes you better than faster than anything else we've seen.Gabe Newell CEO, Valve  We’ve heard this...

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20 Red Flags

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Twenty red flags that could derail your OKR implementation

Introduction Profit has this unique PEEL approach to implementing OKRs, which stands for plan, execute, engage, and learn, and then cycles back to plan. We...

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How do I prioritize OKRs?

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How do I prioritize OKRs?

Prioritizing is critical to the success of any business or endeavor. There are always competing problems, and you need to pick the right one to...

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PEEL approach to OKRs

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PEEL approach to OKRs

While committing to the OKR methodology is a great first step to achieving your goals, it isn’t a magic quick-fix for businesses. The OKR framework...

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Businesses adopt OKRs successfully

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How can businesses adopt OKRs successfully?

Many experts say that software contributes to roughly 20-25% of the overall OKR program's success. There are many other factors that determine the successful rollout...

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okrs for HR

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Top 4 ways OKRs can be used by HR Department

In the 2020 new normal, every successful business organization can be visualized as a dense network of empowered teams that are distributed geographically and still...

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Why Startups should use OKRs

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Why Startups should use OKRs?

The startup ecosystem has come a long way in recent years. In India alone, an average of 1300 startups are registered every year, 70% of...

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Right Key result?

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How do you ensure that your key results are the right ones?

Let's take an example and try to understand if the key results you’ve come up with are really the right ones. In this example, we...

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Move from percentage tracked to KPI based key results

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Move from percentage tracked to KPI based key results

When getting started with OKRs, the biggest challenge you face is how to define a good OKR. Defining an Objective, the “what do you want...

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How do I prioritize OKRs?

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What are the approaches to grading OKRs in Profit.co?

Why grade OKRs? OKR grading is actually a step or a precursor towards your end of quarter reflection, which is a major exercise as part...

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Choose right OKR level

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Approaches to choosing the appropriate OKR levels

OKR Rollout Options One of the most important decisions to make while launching your OKR program is to decide specifically at what level you choose...

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Simple approaches to alignment

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Simple approaches to alignment

Aligning your OKRs is an important component of achieving an effective OKR, and Profit.co makes this process as seamless as possible. Profit.co allows you to...

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Why OKRs

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Why OKRs?

Why do you need OKRs? On many occasions, this is the number one question we face from a prospect who has no background information about...

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Daily OKRs

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Daily OKRs

Generally, OKRs are recommended for strategic and really important initiatives that move the business forward. When a well respected OKR consultant, Mr.L., was talking about...

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Key Result Weights

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Key Result Weights

Why weighted key results? Typically, 3-5 key results are defined to measure the achievement of the objective. These key results’ progress influence objective attainment. However,...

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Percent KPI

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Percent KPI

Question: How do I create a % KPI that I can set the start and end values for? Currently, it only operates as 0 to...

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Be on the Right

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OKR Outcomes & Output: Are your OKRs good, at scale?

Objectives and Key Results (OKR) software, when correctly deployed, is an immensely powerful tool that can be used to guide an organization towards success. However,...

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OKR Levels

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When to Use Individual, Team, Department, & Company OKR Levels

When a new team deploys the OKR framework in the organization, many questions arise. Beyond the basics, such as what are OKRs? How do I...

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Are OKRs replacing KPIs

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Are OKRs replacing KPIs?

No, OKRs do not replace KPIs. Simply put, they serve different purposes and cannot replace each other. We’ve already documented the difference between OKRs and...

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Startups embrace OKRs

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Why should startups embrace OKRs?

Entrepreneurs set audacious goals to change the world. They have crazy ideas, throw their money, time, and their life behind those crazy ideas. With their...

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ReflectReset in the OKR world

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Reflect/Reset in the OKR world

OKR is a way of life in business. As in life, you need periodic checks to make sure you are marching in the right direction....

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OKRs Vs. Lean Startup Methodology

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OKRs Vs. Lean Startup Methodology

OKRs are an amazing way to manage startups. How so? Well, let’s actually take OKRs and compare with the lean startup movement, to see how...

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difference between OKRs and Performance Management

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What is the difference between OKRs and Performance Management?

Looking at the wide use of OKRs in business today, it’s clear to see that this goal management tool is as relevant today as it...

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OKR Payoffs

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OKR Payoffs

Good OKR programs in any company can win a competitive advantage for the company in its own way, one of the main reasons being intense...

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Progress, Plans, and Problems (PPP) methodology

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OKR reviews using the Progress, Plans, and Problems (PPP) methodology

Managers need a reliable method for syncing up with their teams to maintain forward momentum and productivity, no matter how large or small their company...

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Operations OKRs

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Operations OKRs

Let’s examine a few examples of how operations departments can utilize OKR from the top down. Example 1: Work Environment Objective: Improve the office’s workspace...

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Finance OKR Examples

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Finance OKR Examples

The OKR method has been proving a highly effective way to structure and achieve objectives since the 70s — and its methodology is particularly useful...

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Marketing OKRs

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Marketing OKRs

The nature of marketing work necessarily entails a much broader and less defined industry standard for establishing and maintaining KPIs. Due to its highly subjective...

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Engineering OKRs

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Engineering OKRs

The main duty of the engineering team is to lean, focus and spread knowledge over a series of technology and services, by striving hard to...

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Sales OKRs

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Sales OKRs

OKR can be a powerful tool for sales teams to achieve better turnout and higher productivity than you thought possible. It serves as a convenient...

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Implementing Your OKR

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7 Steps to Implement Your OKRs

Industry-leading companies have famously used OKRs to better measure and achieve their goals. Google, Amazon, Spotify, and more technology giants have attributed much of their...

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Preparing for OKR

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Preparing for OKR

In the right hands, OKRs can be the most effective goal management tool that can help you track your performance with measurable KPIs to let...

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OKRs vs KPIs

In our discussions with many OKR enthusiasts and prospects, one of the most frequently asked questions is regarding the use of OKRs vs KPIs. Typically,...

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What exactly is an OKR?

OKR Meaning: So, what is an OKR? In simple terms the acronym stands for “Objectives and Key Results”. In more detail an OKR can be...

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