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. This blog also enhances and brings to life the recently released OKRs Field Book, the first book written specifically for OKRs coaches.

Leveraging OKRs in a Crisis

Leveraging OKRs in a Crisis

Now that we’re several months into the Covid-19 crisis, I will share some reflections on how to leverage OKRs in a crisis. This post is based on client experiences as well as tips from Omid Akhavan, an OKRs coach who recently joined the OKRs.com team. First of all,...

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Tips for OKRs Coaches

Tips for OKRs Coaches

I recently detailed my journey into OKRs coaching and reflected on how much I enjoy being an OKRs coach.  And it's true, I really like using the OKRs framework as a way to work directly with my clients.  However, as I look back on 2019 and prepare for 2020, I find...

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How Ben got into OKRs Coaching

How Ben got into OKRs Coaching

The OKRs Fieldbook is slated for publication in 2020. 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 2020. 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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