Explore Product Narrative Articles

Welcome to our collection of writings. You'll find our thoughts about Objective and Key Results (OKR), narrative communication, and leading through conversation here.

Grief and holidays — a personal reflection

Unpacking my complicated relationship with the holiday season through a personal reflection.

Bringing System Work to India

It was our great joy to be able to bring System Work to India. This writing aims to cover the feedback and learning we got when running the 2-and-a-half-day course.

Pay it forward — appreciating the act of kindness

We are glad to announce that we completed a second public run of our System Work course in August. This wouldn't have happened without all the kindness we received.

Skill, intentionality, and care

Concluding our 1st public run for System Work is a milestone for us, considering how long we've been trying to make it happen. This writing unpacks what happened during the course, including the feedback we got from the participants.

Making progress with OKR

How might you apply your reflection to do better in the future?

How OKR facilitates reflection at work

Why hitting the pause button at work is necessary

5 questions to overcome resistance in OKR adoption

In any of our clients’ engagements, we often encountered resistance when introducing OKR.

I don't need OKR because my company is already profitable

My company has been making money every year. It’s profitable. Why would I need to implement OKR?

The first step is always the hardest

The thought of doing something different for the first time might seem daunting. How can you encourage yourself to take the first step?

How long or how many: which one can help you build a new habit?

Adopting the OKR practice means we're building a new habit. But, how does habit formation actually work?

Why the hat matters: answering questions with another question

Our role as a coach, not a consultant, often encouraged us to ask questions, even when answering our clients' own questions.

The host and guardian in a meeting

One alternative to better facilitate a meeting is by having a clear distinction on the roles that the facilitator can assume.

Do your teams align with each other?

Two simple questions to find out whether your teams are aligning their work with each other.

What does "bi-weekly individual cadence" mean?

Three distinct elements: bi-weekly, individual, and cadence. Let's examine what it means separately and combined.

Writing an individual Objective

How to write an Objective that’s inspiring for you (or your team)? One alternative is by following these dos and don’ts.

KR examples: before vs. after coaching

Take a look at some examples of Key Results: before and after the coaching process. Do you see the difference?

OKR as a way of working

When more people in the company adopt OKR, you'll notice a new way of working emerges.

How (long) to know whether OKR is the right choice for my company or team?

How do you know whether the OKR practice is a good fit for you or your team?