ONE THING on OKRs: Hot but Dangerous

Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) are a simple system for aligning teams around common objectives. OKRs are hot right now, but there are caveats. They can quickly drive a firm into a narrow fixation on business results, unethical behavior, and short-term outcomes that can eventually undermine the business itself.

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ONE THING on Growing Product Culture

Product culture is spreading. 

  • The idea that making people awesome is at the center of success; 

  • The idea that we should put all of our effort to build, test, and learn into achieving that outcome sustainably; 

  • The idea that we need to entrust small, diverse teams with that effort and hold them accountable;

...these ideas are accelerating.

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