OKRs Blog

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 having the opportunity to see the OKR...

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...

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 Most Common OKR Mistake Having now reviewed literally thousands of OKRs from organizations around the world, I’ve seen pretty much every mistake that can be made when it comes to writing Objectives and Key Results.  A “Top Ten” list of missteps to avoid may be...

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 organization’s...

How Fast is Your Strategy? Like just about everyone else I know, my scarcest resource these days is attention, and if you’re a writer wanting to get on my radar here are a few words that just might penetrate the armor: fast, execution, strategy, agile, and...

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...