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Category: OKRs and Goal Management

Introducing OKRs, from Mission to Action

Francisco Homem de Mello

Since the dawn of Qulture.Rocks, we've noticed a gigantic opportunity lying in front of us: helping companies implement some system that could serve as a management backbone around which everything revolves and organizes. We talked to many customers - organizations of all sizes that used our people, management, and culture software products - who described [...]

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What is strategy?

Francisco Homem de Mello

As with many of the concepts that orbit OKRs, there are many definitions of strategy and a surprising lack of good ones. Motivated by the confusion we saw in the eyes of our employees and customers, we decided to write a short post about strategy. We work with the following definition: Organizational strategy is the [...]

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Rationale for OKRs: understand what it is and how to execute

Renan Araújo

people analytics

As we know, OKRs are systems of collective and individual goals that converge in pursuit of the organization's overall goals. The concept originated from the book High Output Management by Andy Grove and was popularized in the 2000s by John Doerr, a Google board member and venture capitalist. Among its differentials that contribute to its [...]

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OKR and organizational climate: understand this relationship

Renan Araújo

avaliar-resultados

Do you know the relationship between organizational climate and the use of OKR methodology? First, let's have a brief definition of both. While Organizational Climate is the perception of employees about the company's processes, policies, and practices, the OKR methodology is a system of collective and individual goals that converge in the pursuit of the [...]

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OKRs: What They Are and How to Implement Them

Renan Araújo

OKRs are a system of collective and individual goals that converge in the pursuit of an organization's overall goals. The simplicity and transparency of OKRs and their effects on team focus and motivation made OKRs quickly popular, especially among technology companies in Silicon Valley. The OKR methodology, which is very similar to management by guidelines, [...]

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OKR software: check out the main advantages of adopting it!

Renan Araújo

Have you ever considered the possibility of using OKR software? First, let's talk about methodology. Very similar to management by guidelines, it is a strategy that is increasingly used by companies. Through it, it is possible to develop management based on indicators and goals, aiming to achieve a high performance culture. For the best management [...]

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A practical definition of “mission” for high-growth companies

Francisco Homem de Mello

"If people do not internalize the organization's mission and vision, they will not use them to make day-to-day decisions, and if they do not use them in their daily lives, all the effort will have been in vain." -**Pete Babich** Mission and OKRs: an important intro We're big fans of OKRs (when done right) and [...]

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Strategic planning and OKRs (in times of crisis)

Francisco Homem de Mello

OKRs do not come out of nowhere. Managing with OKRs starts with strategic planning, which serves as a backdrop for OKRs. Therefore, strategic planning and OKRs go inextricably together. In this article we will discuss what strategy is, what strategic planning is, and how you can derive OKRs (and projects) from the output of your [...]

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How Situational Leadership Can Help Leaders Manage OKRs

Francisco Homem de Mello

Most recently, I was re-reading The Great CEO Within, an amazing - and free - ebook written by one of Silicon Valley's top CEO coaches, Matt Mochary, and stumbled upon his suggestion that leaders read The One Minute Manager. Ken Blanchard's The One Minute Manager is one of the best-selling and most influential books about [...]

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OKRs for product teams: how to use them properly

Francisco Homem de Mello

The Creamery, where we held 20 OKR coaching sessions for YC startups.

This is the first article on a series about the most common problems startups face when implementing OKRs. This first one talks about the challenges in using OKRs to run product teams. Stay tuned for others as we release them! A couple of months ago, I spent two days at The Creamery, in San Francisco, [...]

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