All about OKRs with Bart

In this episode of Le Podcast, I had the pleasure to discuss Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) with Bart den Haak. Bart is a Software Engineer who fell in love with OKRs at a startup more than 10 years ago. He continues to use OKRs since then and he is now advising companies on how to use them.

In a previous episode, I shared an approach to creating great goals using OKRs and Impact Mapping. Get ready to learn more!

In this episode, we covered:

  • What are OKRs?
  • What are the main differences with other goals approaches (balanced scorecard, Hoshin Kanri, MBOs, 4DX…)?
  • Who can use OKRs? (organizations, teams, or individuals?)
  • Where to start?
  • What are the critical aspects of pushing you out of your comfort zone in your learning zone while avoiding the danger zone?
  • What are the common pitfalls?

Bart’s approach resonates really well with me, you will easily make the connection if you read Changing Your Team From The Inside, or my next book I am a Software Engineer and I am in Charge: The book that helps increase your impact and satisfaction at work.

Speaking about books, Bart is currently working on a book, I will keep you updated on that!

More about Bart:

Author

  • Alexis Monville worked in multicultural and distributed environments for years, coming back from the US and now based in the southwest of France. When asked if he misses the work in the office, he usually answers that he spent half of his 30 years of management experience in diverse sectors outside of the office and a lot of that working from home. Alexis is Chief of Staff to the CTO at Red Hat, a long-time hybrid open-source software company with more than 100 office locations in 40 countries, where half of the 20,000 people work remotely. Alexis is a firm believer that change starts with the self. He is the author of two books: Changing Your Team From The Inside and I am a Software Engineer and I am in Charge. Alexis facilitates successful playful collaborations. He designs and builds sustainable and high-impact teams and organizations.

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