Inside the Labyrinth

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

How to Craft a World-Class Mission Statement

At Koan, we're big believers in centering your work in your mission. Our own is to "help every team achieve their purpose". We're pretty passionate about that idea of purposeful work because we think there's a profound opportunity to create more fulfilling and productive work environments for everyone. But it all starts with your mission. 

Ask the right questions to engage with your team

When gauging the progress of your goals, weekly reflections are the easiest way for teams to track status and provide clear updates to your team. With custom questions, you can create natural opportunities for feedback and communication with team members.

March 2021 Product Updates and Improvements

As many of you get ready to enter a new fiscal quarter, we’ve been working hard to help you and your teams become more productive and efficient within Koan.

Big or Small: piloting OKRs vs. a full company implementation

You’ve decided OKRs are right for your organization. You know the benefits and you’re ready to get started, but which path should you take when it comes to implementing OKRs within your organization?

Why our startup open-sourced our hiring runbooks

An intentional hiring process can make things better, and that's why we've decided to share our hiring manual. Documented expectations make it easier (though not easy) to confront subjectivity and bias and to keep up our "SLAs" internally and with candidates.

February 2021 Product Updates and Improvements

We’ve been working hard on product feature improvements and additions to help you become more productive and efficient within Koan. Take a look at some of the recent changes and additions.

Enhanced Reporting for Enterprise Teams

With Koan’s Enterprise Reports, you can access invaluable organizational data insights, from team confidence and metric progress data to individual Reflection engagement, so you don’t have to wade through a sea of different functions, projects, and teams.

The 2020 Global OKR Annual Report

To learn more about the management and use of OKRs within organizations around the globe, Koan has partnered with There Be Giants for this research project. The results were fascinating and uncovered some interesting trends around how OKRs were being used by businesses and the impact they were having.

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