Apr 21, 2023Liked by Molly Graham

Really love this post, Molly. I especially agree with your advice to start simpler than OKRs. Really pairs nicely with your more recent post on minimum viable process.

I wrote up some of my own advice about OKRs here: https://www.rubick.com/advice-for-using-goal-frameworks/

(Consider the politics of your situation when you're asked to set goals, plan for half the time you have, reconcile your goals with sister orgs, don't use goal frameworks to run projects, make your goals fluid > keep the goals constant so you can evaluate how you did, consider 2-up instead of OKRs, messy is fine)

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Mar 29, 2023Liked by Molly Graham

Thanks for writing this, I am in complete agreement! Just today I wrote a post about an alternative to OKRs that worked well for our 30-person team: https://elezea.com/2023/03/okr-alternatives-empowered-teams-w-planning-eos/

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Agree. At the end of the day, it all comes down to one thing and there's no need to overcomplicate it: the goal is always to increase revenue while keeping customers and employees happy. Sometimes it feels like the constant OKR updating is redundant and bureaucratic rather than strategic...the goal will always remain more or less the same, though, of course, we can and should rethink the ways in which we're going to get there!

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