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The 4 Primary Benefits of OKR – Alignment

The 4 Primary Benefits of OKR – Alignment

Last week we explored the first key benefit of OKR – Focus – leaving us Alignment, Engagement and Stretch, (if you didn’t read the article on Focus, read it here - OKR Focus).  This week we are going to dive into Alignment and examine why this is so important to an...

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The 4 Primary Benefits of OKR – Focus

The 4 Primary Benefits of OKR – Focus

The four primary benefits of OKR are Focus, Alignment, Engagement, and Stretch.  In this short article let's explore the first - Focus.  Over the next couple of weeks we will examine each of the additional benefits in greater detail. Focus You would be surprised at...

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Making OKRs ‘Stick’

Making OKRs ‘Stick’

Practicing What We Preach One of my OKRs for this quarter is to go through all of the many business magazines and books I’ve read over the past several months and extract the nuggets I think are particularly relevant - those I can share with clients to help them on...

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Comparing Apples & OKRs – Seriously

Comparing Apples & OKRs – Seriously

An Apple A Day... As a busy consultant with clients around the globe, I spend a lot of nights in hotel rooms. Chances are, if you're reading this, you're frequently on the go and log your fair share of time in hotels as well. If that's the case, I'm betting you've...

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How to Score OKRs

How to Score OKRs

Scoring OKR Objectives and Key Results is a framework designed to help organizations improve performance by focusing on what matters most. All three elements of that previous sentence are important – framework, improving performance, and what matters most. In this...

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On OKRs – An Insider’s Look (Hint – Googler)

On OKRs – An Insider’s Look (Hint – Googler)

Google Thinks Big At Google, we like to think big. Google uses a process called Objectives & Key Results (OKR) to help communicate, measure and achieve lofty goals.  In January 2000, a member of the Board of Directors, John Doerr, stressed the importance of...

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OKR – The Basics

OKR – The Basics

What Are OKRs? Objectives and key results (OKR) is a strategic framework that defines and tracks objectives and their outcomes. The OKR framework was created by Intel CEO Andy Grove and brought to Google by venture capitalist John Doerr and has been used by several...

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OKRS Facilitate Focused Conversation and Drive Engagement

OKRS Facilitate Focused Conversation and Drive Engagement

Why Do Employees Leave? According to a survey of seven thousand LinkedIn members across five countries, the primary reason people leave companies is lack of advancement opportunities. Three times as many people cited that rationale over a poor relationship with their...

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