Inside the Labyrinth

Insights on strategy, leadership, and management inspired by our work at Koan

The missing link: goodbye passwords, hello magic links

As a product-led growth company, it’s imperative that we deliver high-value interactions at every stage of the product journey. And that includes the very first step: signing up for or logging into the product. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look from the product team about how we improved our authentication and sign-in process.

Combining OKR and Agile Methodologies for a ultimate impact

CEO Matt Tucker interviews Teresa Torres, founder of Product Talk and all-around Product badass. As an agile methodology expert, she shares her perspective through the lens of the OKR framework.

Inclusive alignment: Inside Koan’s transition to product-led growth

The shift from a traditional, top-down sales-led approach to a bottom-up, product-led go-to-market strategy was no easy feat. Here are some of the departmental and organizational shifts that our team went through.

Is Company Purpose More Important Than A Paycheck?

‍Recent research has shown that more of the workforce, especially younger employees who are starting out in the world of work, are valuing a sense of purpose rather than simply the pounds or dollars in their bank at the end of the month. Here are some tips about how to foster an environment of purposeful working.

How to empower teams to reach higher productivity using OKRs

Matt Tucker sat down with There Be Giants and Atruity for an in-depth discussion about key learnings from the pandemic and best practices on how to leverage OKRs for optimal productivity. Hear from leading OKR experts around the world for some interesting perspectives about ways to create and maintain a positive goals culture within the organization. 

Koan reflections: the weekly status report for purposeful work

Weekly status reports are a great way to improve team communication, but only if they're clear, concise, and focused on what really matters. Koan reflections enable everyone to check in on the progress of critical goals regularly, establishing the essential behavior that is at the core of using goals to set the cadence of your team.

Make OKRs easier by integrating Koan where you already work

Koan offers a variety of integrations that allow users to connect their daily work with strategic goals, keeping teams on track with the work that’s moving the business forward.

Alignment is messy: Let your teams lead the way to more purposeful work

Alignment: the process that ensures an organization's structure and resource usage support its strategy. A concept easy to understand but woefully difficult to execute. The opportunity is huge — inclusive, autonomous teams working towards the same north star waste less time, achieve more, and feel more purposeful in their work.