THE OKRs BLOG… BY BEN LAMORTE

This blog is a resource for anyone using Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) or considering using OKRs to make measurable progress on their most important goals at work. Given my background in software, driver-based planning, and financial modeling, I may add a post related to these topics from time to time as well.

Avoiding Common Pitfalls in the OKRs Cycle

Avoiding Common Pitfalls in the OKRs Cycle

Note to my readers: I am pleased to share this blog post that I recently co-wrote with Karen Schroeder. Karen reflected on her experience ramping up as a certified OKRs coach over the past six months. Her analysis of the OKRs cycle draws from many years of experience...

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How Ben got into OKRs Coaching

How Ben got into OKRs Coaching

The OKRs Fieldbook is slated for publication in 2019. In the meantime, here’s another preview. If you are an OKRs coach or interested in exploring a career with OKRs.com as a full-time OKRs coach, please read my story and share yours with me! Student at Stanford As a...

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OKRs Workshop and Fieldbook Preview

OKRs Workshop and Fieldbook Preview

This blog focuses on an OKRs Workshop. It is the first in a series of posts designed for you, the OKRs coach. This series will serve as a preview for the upcoming OKRs Coaching Fieldbook slated for release in 2019. Abstract While it’s great to have an agenda before an...

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OKRs Library: Partner Success OKR

OKRs Library: Partner Success OKR

I’m on a mission to share real-world examples of OKRs. In my OKRs Library Preview, I shared an example from a Legal team. Prior posts include examples from our pals in Finance, User Experience (UX), and Facilities. Future posts will include examples of OKRs from other...

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Team-Level OKRs in 7 Steps

Team-Level OKRs in 7 Steps

WARNING: This blog post contains some of the most practical content you can get anywhere on OKRs. If you read it, you might NOT even want help from an OKRs coach. This blog contains content taken directly from an OKRs handout that I use in my coaching engagements. If...

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Value-Focused Versus Alternative-Focused OKRs

Value-Focused Versus Alternative-Focused OKRs

The longer I’ve worked with OKRs, the more I’ve felt the need to apply the distinction of “value-focused thinking” and “alternative-focused thinking” to the process of drafting OKRs.  But before we talk about how to apply those principles to OKRs, here’s an example of...

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External vs Internal Objectives

External vs Internal Objectives

The more I work more with organizations to draft, refine, and reflect on OKRs, the more I find myself recommending teams set fewer OKRs. After all, OKRs are intended to increase focus. Christina Wodtke, my friend and super-cool OKRs colleague, advocates teams align on...

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OKRs Library: Facilities OKRs

OKRs Library: Facilities OKRs

I’m on a mission to share real-world examples of OKRs. In my OKRs Library Preview, I shared an example from a Legal team. Prior posts include examples from our pals in Finance and UX. Still, many of my readers are requesting more examples of OKRs from...

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