Stories about triumph and failure and moments in between.
There are few places where it can feel harder to say “no” than at a nonprofit. Business Geographer Gracie Koester shares perspective on using OKRs to tackle two common challenges of non-profit teams: prioritization and bringing funders into the conversation for strategic alignment.
Every leader struggles to set common goals for their teams. Learn how Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, Asaf Bitton, tackles healthcare by uniting diverse perspectives under one roof: impact.
SVP Head of Product at The Knot Worldwide Nikita Miller shares her secrets to motivating teams to use OKRs well within an organization to set and achieve goals.
Learn how one startup used OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) and still failed. OKRs are not a substitute for strategy. See how Learning OKRs can help set your company up for sustainable success.
For TravelPerk, OKRs provide a “...framework [that] is easy to understand, and gives all teams independence and the flexibility to contribute to the company’s focus without being told what to do.”
The YMCA of the North is moving away from a swim and gym model into a holistic center by using OKRs to change the organization's processes.
When the YMCA of the North needed to shift their focus they turned to OKRs.
Working towards a long-term goal is rarely a straightforward journey but OKRs can act as a tool to accelerate output.
Why salary decisions should be kept out of OKR conversations.
OKRs offer guidance to Syracuse's local government.
OKRs help Stitch Fix to focus attention on outcomes and impact, rather than tasks.
How a global nonprofit uses goal-setting to scale impact.
Innovation is a part of the company values at Upside Business Travel. So are OKRs. Here's how they used both to survive the pandemic.
Coach Peter Kappus found that trying OKRs in his personal life was a good way to be a better leader.
Beyond Uber and LinkedIn, Eric Grant sets goals to keep learning.
Metric refinements are part of using OKRs. Learn how SciNote helped fight COVID-19 by identifying what really matters.
The employee mindshare just might be a company’s scarcest resource. OKRs can help focus it.
Our government delivers results when things work well. But to do that, policy must define clear outcomes.
NerdWallet created both culture and process to help consumers make healthier financial decisions.
How Wikimedia pursues its mission to broaden history’s horizons.
For this telehealth company, 2020 was a year of acceleration.
Fictive Kin, a full-service agency, uses OKRs to stay rooted in their shared purpose while relying on employee autonomy and trust.
Hustle bet that its DEI and hiring practices are a competitive advantage. Learn about their goal setting to build a more diverse workforce with OKRs.
An OKR Coach takes a grassroots approach to implementation. Here are the questions he asks to guide teams.
George Babu has had a multi-hyphenate career with OKRs. He now uses them as an investor to define the terms of relationship.
When tackling a big topic like “have a healthy and long-lasting marriage,” defining what key results look like for that relationship is very important.
Learn from a leadership expert how you can analyze and use your power to promote racial justice in the workplace.
Poplar Homes manages properties across major metro areas and uses OKRs to help pivot and prioritize. Learn how here.
Learn how OKRs help this non-profit's commitment to battling systemic racism and oppression.
Key results can seem scary initially, but once that fear is overcome, they open up possibilities.
Learn how commercial real estate disruptor SquareFoot adjusted after it was disrupted by coronavirus.
Andy Grove once called CCNY, "a veritable American-dream machine." Now Grove's OKRs help his alma mater plan for Fall semester.
This fully-remote productivity software company tried OKRs. It inspired them to revolutionize their communication.
For mission-based organizations, success is often defined by a lofty vision statement. Learn how Upsolve used OKRs to turn audacious goals into reality with Key Results.
COVID-19 might have forced many companies to slow down. But for this virtual collaboration platform, it forced them to accelerate their goals.
How Skillshare reaches for its full potential with OKRs and continuous feedback.
A new streaming app, Idagio, competes with Spotify by committing to its niche.
How Upsolve is using OKRs to throw a financial lifeline to those affected by the pandemic.
How Beam Dental's CEO, Alex Frommeyer, fixed his OKRs with transparency and vulnerability.
Learn how Syracuse, New York adopted OKRs to improve city services and save money.
Teams, companies, and industries are transforming at a rapid speed by going 100% virtual. Learn what it means to be an online team player.
Accountability, digital transformation, and OKRs in local government.
MASS Design Group uses OKRs to help build a stronger and safer future for mountain gorillas.
An office-wide excel spreadsheet transparently levels the playing field at Apartment Therapy.
How 23andMe reinstituted OKRs to power its current phase of growth.
Ryan Panchadsaram, co-creator of WhatMatters.com with John Doerr, explains the basics of the OKR (Objectives and Key Results) goal-setting method.
In this video, Alexis Gonzales-Black explains how to write good OKRs with examples so you can start writing ambitious goals, too.
Minerva Schools is redefining what a university can be by using OKRs to illuminate the future of higher education.
Allbirds co-founder Joey Zwillinger talks about measuring sustainability and their carbon footprint by using OKRs.
Learn How Possible and Nyaya Health are growing a global culture of collaboration with OKRs.
Possible has improved healthcare in Nepal by using BHAGs to maximize their OKRs.
Learn how WINS meetings give everyone at Apartment Therapy a sense of collective accomplishment within an OKR cycle.
Follow along as the digital publication Apartment Therapy uses OKRs to get to the next level.
Thaddeus Ferber of the Forum for Youth Investment nonprofit shares how OKRs encouraged bold moves during a time of budget cuts.
John shares his take on what makes the difference between success and failure. Telling stories of ambitious leaders and teams, John's keen observations and insights bring light to an oft-overlooked aspect of dreaming big.
How transparency makes an organization’s objectives clear and how it can be used in nonprofits, schools, and government.
Using OKRs to power growth, engagement, and diversity.
Learn how Adobe's Donna Morris became the catalyst for “Check-in,” a new model of continuous performance management.
The founder and CEO of 23andMe shares the ups, downs, and in betweens of goal setting.
Code for America's Jennifer Pahlka and Lou Moore explain how the nonprofit uses OKRs to defeat local government bureaucracy.