Inside the Labyrinth

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

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. 

Bootstrapping in America features Koan CEO Matt Tucker

Koan CEO, Matt Tucker, recently sat down with TastyTrade’s Bootstrapping in America, which features the most interesting stories from entrepreneurs willing to take an idea and turn it into a business. The conversation included commentary on how Koan was founded, the benefits of OKRs, and how combining goals with reflection can make the biggest impact for organizations.

How OKRs and Agile methodologies work together

‍Our CEO, Matt Tucker, sits down with Janna Bastow, founder of ProdPad and Agile methodology expert, to discuss how to run OKRs and Agile methodology together.

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

How to run team engagement sessions that actually help your team succeed.

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

How to implement OKRs on a team or company-wide

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.