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OKRs - not as Great as You Think!

Recently, I made a short Linkedin post that was quite critical of OKRs, Objectives and Key Results. The post got a few likes, and comments who both agreed and disagreed with me. I found one of the comments that disagreed with me particularly interesting, because it referenced an article that was very positive to OKRs. That article contained pretty much everything that makes me doubt that OKRs are useful. I’ll walk through it, but first, here is my original Linkedin post: Here is why I do not trust OKRs, in three quotes: "When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure." -Goodhart's Law, "The more any quantitative social indicator is used for social decision-making, the more subject it will be to corruption pressures and the more apt it will be to distort and corrupt the social processes it is intended to monitor." -Campbell's Law, "Key Results benchmark and monitor how we get to the obje