Inside the Labyrinth

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

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. 

How To Get The Most from Weekly Status Reports & OKRs

Effective status reporting encourages team members to share their achievements and detail plans for the week ahead. Here's how to build an effective, high-value status reporting process.

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.

Koan Survey 2021: Positive communication and goal achievement lead to stronger employee engagement globally

In this survey of 600 full-time knowledge workers, respondents from the US, UK, Australia and Canada shared how they felt about last year’s workplace and team relationships. 

Asynchronous Advantages: Optimizing Goals for Remote-First Companies

As organizations embrace the remote-first future, they face several challenges. First, they must learn to communicate effectively with team members across different time zones and cultures. Once they master communication, their productivity soars -- but how can they measure productivity effectively?

Goal Management 101: OKRs vs KPIs vs MBOs vs SMART

There are multiple ways to manage your strategic priorities, but here is some differentiation to understand which one is best for your organization.