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The Highest Paid Person’s Opinion

Posted on September 27, 2021.

Every company makes decisions based on the highest paid person's opinion. It turns out it's just a hypothesis. Here's how to tame it.

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Performance management criteria for OKRs

Posted on September 20, 2021.

If we're going to set new goals with OKRs, we need to change how we measure the performance of our teams. Here are 6 ways to do that.

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the relationship between okrs and strategy

Posted on September 13, 2021.

Objectives and Key Results can do a lot of things. One thing they can't do is determine your strategy. Here's how to reconcile OKRs and strategy.

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When is Amazon done?

Posted on August 30, 2021.

Being done with digital work no longer makes sense. Here's why.

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Planting Season vs Harvest Season

Posted on August 23, 2021.

Businesses are cyclical. Thinking about when you're going to plant vs harvest ensures we've always got new ideas to try and grow.

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Output, Outcomes, Impact and KPIs

Posted on August 16, 2021.

There is a lot of confusion around the terms output, outcome, impact and KPI. Here is what each one means and how they relate to each other.

Inspect and adapt, with respect

Posted on August 2, 2021.

We all know go to the gemba tell us to go and see and we inspect and adapt. But there’s another part to it — showing respect to the people we seek to improve. Here’s why.