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How to develop a strategic business plan for a new venture

by Tom | Jul 01, 2021

Goals, OKRS, Process, Strategy

A key aspect of launching any new business venture is planning – but truthfully, many would-be entrepreneurs aren’t sure where to start. Business planning has had a revamp in recent years. The old business plan has undergone a massive makeover that reflects the contemporary pace…

What are some good business goals for small businesses?

by Jenny Bowes | Jun 08, 2021

Goals, OKRS, Strategy

We all know we need clear organisational goals in place to get to where we want to be. But identifying what they are and really drilling down to the steps that are needed to get there isn’t always easy – especially if you’re growing a…

Do your teams feel safe enough to set stretch goals?

by Marilyn Napier, Content Marketing Manager at Ally.io | Mar 22, 2021

Culture, Goals

Google researchers have found that employees on teams with higher psychological safety are less likely to leave the company, more likely to be empowered by diverse ideas from their teammates, increase revenue, and rated as effective twice as often by executives. When individuals feel safe…

How to use the OKR goal setting framework to fuel your growth

by Gill Arnott | Mar 15, 2021

Goals, Innovation, My Objectives, OKRS

Let’s take a step back. Before we dive into how to use the OKR framework let’s look at why and how using OKRs will help your organisation grow. By setting OKRs, you’re focusing on the priority projects which will help to fuel your business growth.…

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…