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On feedback, tentative language, and footnotes

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Leaders don't get a lot of feedback at work, at least not from their direct reports. I know how hard it is to give feedback to a manager - I've been there - and can't imagine how hard it can be to give feedback to the CEO of the company[1], the role I'm currently in at Qulture.Rocks.

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Can a Culture be Created?

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The answer is "yes and no." Cultures happen, and every company has one. But very few companies have taken this matter with their own hands. Why not shape, nurture, and steer the company's culture?

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A brief history of OKRs

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It all started with the fathers of management, Taylor and Fayol, who began to face management as a science. They pioneered measuring the times and motions of production line jobs, correlating that to productivity (basically output per unit of input), and then formulating hypotheses about how to improve these results.

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Google’s Performance Management Practices

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As it becomes clear by books like Work Rules and How Google Works, the company continuously iterates on people practices, based on uniquely huge amounts of data, gathered among its more than 50 thousand "smart creatives", employees in the fields of engineering, design and sales, all handpicked at the world's top universities.

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Using OKRs to Write New Year's Resolutions

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We're definitely not fans of using metaphors and analogies to talk about OKRs, since we think there's a huge risk of not getting the right concepts through to people, but in this case, I think actually tying OKRs to themes closer to people's day to day realities may actually have positive effects on their understanding of what OKRs are and aren't.

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