Measurement Driven Management Posts

The First Law of Creating OKRs
Published: 2018-04-16
In order to create OKRs that matter, you must master the company’s strategic curriculum and know what your own team, department, or group stands for. What is your purpose as a team? The good news is that helping employees understand strategy doesn’t have to be difficult. Here’s what it demands.
Execution is everything. In a recent study (Harvard Business Review, March 2015) it was the number one challenge cited by global CEOs, topping innovation, geopolitical instability, and top-line growth. Little wonder it keeps...
At least two-thirds of companies struggle to execute their strategy. So how do the top performing organizations overcome this disturbing statistic? In this column, Paul Niven introduces two models. Choosing whether to use the Balanced Scorecard or OKRs ultimately depends on the organization itself; it’s goals for an execution methodology, current lifecycle, and experience with Performance Management.
I don’t know if it’s a sudden thirst for knowledge or a classic mid-life crisis, but recently I’ve become very interested in cars. Not just a typical urge characterized by the purchase of a sleek new sports car, but instead I’ve cultivated a desir...
This necessity of peering into the future in order to craft a proactive response applies to virtually any organization, in any discipline.