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OKRs and Goal Management sitting in a tree

by Gill Arnott | Feb 13, 2020

Goals, OKRS

Roses are red, violets are blue, OKRs give clarity, and goals drive you through. OK, so we’ve jumped on the Valentine’s Day bandwagon, but the sentiment is absolutely spot on. OKRs and goal management are intertwined, and their bond is strong. OKRs as the tool…

The role of OKRs in performance management

by Roger Longden | Mar 21, 2019

Goals, OKRS

There’s no denying that performance management (objectives, evaluations, the annual appraisal) has been dysfunctional in most organisations for many years.  Typical annual cycles don’t allow for the agility demanded by the volatility, uncertainty and opportunity of the modern economy.  Science also tells us that appraisals…

Incremental OKRs – stop being busy & start being successful

by Roger Longden | Mar 21, 2019

Goals, OKRS

Going a bit “micro” with this blog, but it’s worth it It goes directly to the quality of the key results you create and the outcomes you aim for. First, let’s just be clear on the qualities which make up a good key result: Clear…

Cross functional OKRs – breaking through the silos on the Death Star

by Roger Longden | Mar 21, 2019

Goals, OKRS

It almost seems a fact of life for businesses who scale: Growth means more people, more teams – even in this digital age where automation means greater efficiency. With this organisational expansion comes complexity and also a carving up of budgets and resources, and that…

3 things to stop your culture killing your OKRs

by Roger Longden | Mar 21, 2019

Goals, OKRS

Your culture kills your OKRs, stone dead Sounds like a dramatic claim to make. I stand by it though as culture is the cause of more OKR failures than anything else I’ve seen. A really classic assumption I often see made is that “by writing…

OKRs demand you fail (in a smart way)

by Roger Longden | Mar 21, 2019

Goals, OKRS

OKRs are about driving growth, change and innovation So it might sound a bit contradictory to say that they also demand failure.  Well, some OKRs at least. If you have seen my blog on the right culture for OKRs, then you will have seen me…