50 articles, books, and resources that will make you an OKR master in 2020
Learning OKR methodology can be challenging. There are a lot of links and resources to learn from. We've gathered some of the most popular here with a short summary. Learn, enjoy, and achieve great results with OKR methodology.
"The beginner's guide to OKR" from Felipe Castro. An excellent resource to get an intro to OKRs. I started my journey with OKRs from Felipe Castro's guide. An intuitive and compelling story of how to implement OKRs effectively.
"Guide: Set goals with OKRs" re:Work from Google. Guide about implementing Objectives and Key Results from Google, with their examples and, scorecards and spreadsheets. Highly recommend.
"OKR White Paper" by Ben Lamorte. Best practice, templates, and steps for implementing OKRs. Introduction to the methodology.
"Measure What Matters" by John Doerr. One of the first popular books about OKR methodology. John Doerr shares how he introduced OKR to Google and how Objectives and Key Results played an important role in the success of Google, Bono, Gates Foundation, etc.
"Radical Focus" by Christina Wodtke. The book illustrates how to implement the OKR approach, how to inspire a diverse team to work together, commit to the bold goals, and execute on the plan despite the setbacks and disappointments. Plus Christina shares how implementing OKRs can be fun.
"High Output Management" by Andy Grove. The former CEO of Intel shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. It is a practical handbook for navigating real-life business scenarios. Andy Grove is considered the author of the OKR approach.
"How to Measure Anything" by Douglas W. Hubbard. It's a common challenge to set measurable Key Results, and companies often get it wrong. Douglas Hubbard helps to find the value of "intangibles" in business and provides an easy-to-read, demystifying explanation of how to measure anything and how to make less risky, more profitable business decisions.
"How Google Works" by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg. From seasoned Silicon Valley, business executives share how they helped grow Google from a young startup to a global icon. And everything they knew about management, including OKR.
"Work Rules!" by Laszlo Bock — visionary head of People Operations at Google, Laszlo shares how he built the talent at Google that achieved breakthrough results. Including the story of how OKRs played an important role in it, how to set up properly OKRs review and Performance Review cycles, and much more.
Articles & Blogs
OKRs.com blog by Ben Lamorte. One of the OKR pioneers, Ben, helped dozens of companies to implement OKR methodology and achieve great results.