Here’s how CXOs can run outcome-driven leadership reviews with the Fitbots printables. Also, get to understand how to establish focus and cutoff-digital distraction.
A conversation between our CEO Kashi and CEO of Oceanforgs, Vinay on Navigating Red Strategy and Blue Ocean Strategies with Data
Fitbots CEO in conversation with Foundr, Betterworks Asia to understand their approach towards OKRs ad how managers play a very critical role in shaping team's alignment and focus.
The concept of OKRs originated in Intel attributed to Andy Grove, and popularized by John Doerr; he took it to Google way back in 1999 when they were about 60 people and two decades later, they still use it! In the words of Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet and Co- Founder of Google, “OKRs have helped lead us to 10X growth, many times over.”
When it comes to OKR Management (Objectives and Key Result Areas) , spreadsheets are probably the go-to option when organizations are smaller. However, with that aspiration to get to '10X' growth and teams rapidly scaling beyond 20 members, one would probably realize it's about time to switch from Spreadsheets to an OKR tool.
You just inducted your employees to the increasingly popular goal setting framework OKRs (Objectives and Key Results). You stand there expecting beaming faces. Instead, what you see is a bunch of skeptics staring back. Fret Not! You are not alone.
Remember your maiden bike ride without the training wheels? You get on that seat waiting to ride away. The handle bars suddenly play truant; you remember peddling slowly, frantically reaching your feet to the ground and most of all thinking about how not have that painful fall! A first time OKR implementation could feel as overwhelming. As the company CEO, Business Leader or Manager you have the badge of honor to set direction. You come across this great goal management tool, with a precedence of 10x success for Google.
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We bring you some quick tips on moving away from managing your teams to coaching your teams
Getting a sense on employee NPS (Net Promoter Score) is unarguably one of the top KRAs for CXOs. With verbose Annual Surveys being passe, organizations are increasingly moving towards frequent check ins.
In 2012, when Adobe’s Senior Vice President of People Resources, Donna Morris, took a bold stance of ‘We want to abolish the performance review format’, the wave that Check Ins created across Social Media made organizations frenetically move to rejig performance management.
By 2025, Gen Zs & Ys will represent more than 75% of the global workforce, forcing employers to craft experiences that go beyond engaging to building deeper connects. A survey conducted by Fitbots on ‘Making Performance Management Real’ reveals that 61% of GenY & Gen Z s would find Performance Management Exciting if their goals are defined better and feedback is continuous.
Even if this 1970 race against time, to get three astronauts back to earth is a fading memory for many, it is recalled time and again when we shout out TEAM WORK.
McGregor’s Theory X and Y, the most recalled of all motivation theories defined an inflection point in management. How managers moved to a new way of viewing and managing their people characterized by less of directing and more of participating, from being extractors to nurturers. This called for a huge leap of change in management behaviours.
The power of feedback has done the rounds for decades; tones of development dollars being invested in upping managerial capability, with ‘how to give feedback’ being core to managing teams. Yet managers often struggle with this very skill which doesn’t always come naturally.
Implementing OKRs in the company and is this your first time? You may have tried defining them, but not sure if this goal framework could get you the right results.
The Fitbots team caught up with the very dynamic Founder, Rachit Ahuja, CEO of Quick Dry-Cleaning Software (QDC) a SAAS start up helping dry cleaners double their revenue!
As you read on about OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) the great goal framework that propels 10X growth, you would have come across CFRs (Conversations, Feedback and Recognition). Both extremely powerful frameworks that drive a performance driven culture are like two peas in a pod!
Building a SaaS business is hard work, and requires a well-orchestrated engine of Sales, Product, Engineering, Customer Success or Product Marketing to work with the common goal at all times. As leaders of a SaaS startup, your initial days are mostly about trial and error, until you reach that predictable and repeatable formula that brings you on the path to successful returns and customer acquisitions. Congratulations, your success formula has helped you get beyond the $1 Million revenue mark and you are going all guns to get to the $10 Million ARR.
It's not surprising why 100s of high performing organizations worldwide use OKRs (Objectives & Key Results) to engage & drive high performing teams. For those who missed our last week's post, go ahead and read up the OKR Guide for SaaS companies.
Peer feedback is increasingly gaining momentum at workplaces, as there are immense, demonstrable benefits of influencing behavior change and building collaboration within teams. Recent research from Gartner* shows that peer feedback can have a particularly strong impact on employees, boosting performance by as much as 14%. Well, its not that easy because peers may dread giving or receiving feedback, especially if it’s negative.
Successful & effective OKR Management is all about aligning teams to the organizational OKRs, your Northstar!
Fitbots Spotlight is a series that features Start Up Founders, CXOs, Coaches and Managers who have implemented OKRs (Objective Key Results and other cool people practices in their organizations.
We get to interact with enterprising & path breaking founders during the Fitbots spotlight series. This time, we are excited to bring to you an interview with Kalyan Varma, the super energetic, razor sharp focused & enterprising Co-founder & CEO at Almabase, Alumni Management Software.
Often, when we talk about measurement, its best related to Goal Setting. Believe it or not, the concept of measuring what really matters applies equally well to pulse checks or surveys. Templatized questions running into pages not only puts off survey respondents, but also strews a ton of data points which you probably may never action!
The Fitbots team caught up with the entrepreneurial Amit Panchal, Co-founder of All Events , a leading event discovery platform. Amit takes us through his journey of starting the company and turning every missing link into an opportunity!
Are you a startup or a large enterprise which has a significant number of employees working remote? Great Job! Not only are you adding to your 'Go Green' Karma, but also leveraging amazing talent beyond physical proximity.
Year on year, we hear companies drumming up engagement surveys, with "Your Voice matters, Give Us Your Feedback" campaigns, gunning to get to over 75% response rates!
Hey all! Fitbots Spotlight series is back and how? World over, everyone is talking about managing teams remote and coping with the stress of everything going virtual. We are sure you would loveeeeee this one, because we bring to you one of our key customers who is managing their teams like a Pro even, while working remote.
Video conferencing, ‘unmute’ bloopers and remote collaboration rule our lives today. In short, it’s all about getting work done, delivering those outcomes whether co-located or not!
Scaling your company’s growth with OKRs depends a lot on your ability to align teams to your company goals coupled with tracking progress. Here’s how you can track OKR progress and predict OKR achievement in your company using Fitbots
It's 2020! An exciting year just dawned upon you, laden with opportunities, adventures and undeniably greater missions that you are racing to achieve. With leadership retreats, endless presentations and white boarding akin to getting your strategy in-order, your next step would be on getting execution right. This time around, with laser sharp focus.