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.

Felipe Castro: The Intersection of OKRs and Agile

Felipe Castro: The Intersection of OKRs and Agile

Felipe Castro and I have discussed OKRs for hours over the phone. In early 2016, we first met in person at my childhood home in San Anselmo, California. Given that Felipe is from Brazil and my parents lived in Brazil back when they were in the Peace Corps, we all got...

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Hipages: How many OKRs? Individual level?

Hipages: How many OKRs? Individual level?

OKRs are on the rise in the land down under. My current project with the team at Hipages* is groundbreaking for me. It’s my first client that is fairly mature in their use of OKRs in Australia. One indicator of maturity: OKRs are no longer defined at the individual...

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Tips for making OKRs part of your DNA

Tips for making OKRs part of your DNA

Googlers often tell me, “we’ve used OKRs since we started… it’s part of our DNA.” But what if your company’s culture is already in place? How can OKRs become part of your DNA if your corporate culture is already established? Early in my OKRs journey, I felt that...

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2×2 Matrix for Deploying OKRs

2×2 Matrix for Deploying OKRs

As a management consultant, I learned that pretty much anything can be described in a 2×2 matrix. Here is my 2×2 matrix for getting started with OKRs! This matrix evolved over the last few months after conversations with dozens of start-ups working with OKRs. X-Axis:...

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MOKRs: OKRs with a Mission

MOKRs: OKRs with a Mission

In the 2015 Engagement Game, I discussed how OKRs can connect (or not) with long-term goals. One of the best arguments for deploying Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) is the emphasis on a shorter cycle. More frequent review cycles lead to more rapid learning and more...

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Goal Summit 2015: Donald Sull on Goals 3.0

Goal Summit 2015: Donald Sull on Goals 3.0

My last post featured key takeaways from Goal Summit 2015 on Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). I left the summit even more convinced that Betterworks is ushering in a new era of goal setting and transparency that will drive better execution. Donald Sull referred to...

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How Many OKRs Should You REALLY Have?

How Many OKRs Should You REALLY Have?

All OKRs experts agree that Key Results must be measurable and time bound. Nonetheless, certain elements of OKRs are not so clear. Let’s look at one of the hottest debates: how many OKRs shall you set? How many OKRs should you really have? OKRs experts including...

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