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- Pants Optional – Episode Three: Policy UpdatesClients complained they could hear children in the background of a call. After 2020, that complaint no longer exists.
- PREPARING FOR THE OKR JOURNEYReady to get started with OKRs? Part one of our blog series discussed why your company might want to adopt OKRs. Our second post is all about planning. As with any new venture, a little preparation goes a long way in ensuring successful implementation.
- How A Professional Builder Prices A Building ContractIf you are adding a margin to the cost of materials and labour in order to calculate a contract price…then stop right now.
- INTRODUCING OKRSWhy a series of blog posts about Objectives and Key Results, or OKRs? After all, aren’t OKRs just a goal-setting methodology? Well, yes, kind of, but more than that, they are a strategy-to-execution tool. This first post will share how the best companies use OKRs to create focus, alignment, contribution, and velocity.
- Pants Optional – Episode Two: The Mindset CommuteBefore working from home my daily 16-mile commute in Phoenix, Arizona was 23-minutes each way. Other employees ranged from a few minutes away to several driving over an hour each way. Regardless of the time, nobody complained about adding their commute time back in their lives, but after a while, many people discovered there was a downside.
- Facing a Challenge? An OKR Might Solve ItI moved to downtown Phoenix last year for the view and big-city feel. The 19-story Stewart Apartments offers sweeping views of the Valley, and a rooftop pool. It also comes with some issues unique to downtown living, one being parking. As I think about the situation, I realize this is the perfect opportunity to implement Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).