OKR Transparency? Start With Good Meetings!

OKR Transparency? Start With Good Meetings!

360 Degree Transparency One of the biggest benefits of the OKR framework, touted enthusiastically by practitioners and consultants alike, is transparency. In most organizations utilizing the system, the norm is open communication of OKR, with every group or team...
There’s More to OKR than Three Simple Words

There’s More to OKR than Three Simple Words

There’s One in Every Crowd The conference room was fairly dark, only the dim reflection of cove lights on tables and the white background of my slides illuminating the thirty or so people who had gathered to hear me introduce the topic of OKRs to their...
OKR v. SMART Goals – Which is Smarter?

OKR v. SMART Goals – Which is Smarter?

Are OKRs SMART Goals Re-branded? The conference room was fairly dark, only the dim reflection of cove lights on tables and the white background of my slides illuminating the thirty or so people who had gathered to hear me introduce the topic of OKRs to their...
The 4 Primary Benefits of OKR – Stretch Goals!

The 4 Primary Benefits of OKR – Stretch Goals!

So far we have explored three of the four primary benefits of OKR – Focus, Alignment, and Engagement.  The last and fourth primary benefit of OKR, but certainly not the least, is Stretch Goals. Let’s examine why stretch goals are so important to an...
The 4 Primary Benefits of OKR – Employee Engagement

The 4 Primary Benefits of OKR – Employee Engagement

We already discussed Focus and Alignment, now let’s turn our lens toward a crucial aspect of any successful OKR Implementation – employee engagement. What is Employee Engagement, Anyway? Employee engagement is a lot like beauty, we all know perfectly well what it is...