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Feedback and more 

Posted on December 10th, 2021.

This week, we launched a couple of updates at Focus. The biggest one is the Feedback feature. Feedback at Focus You asked – we delivered. You can send feedback to your teammates and managers. The feedback feature is designed to spark creativity, put out potential fires, and help teammates show up as their best selves. You can...

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Focus Updates

OKR-based updates

Posted on December 10th, 2021.

We created a new way for weekly updates and plans. We called it OKR-based weekly updates. The challenge we see with current updates is the lack of connection between weekly action items and OKRs. Yeah, we have the questions about the main OKR next week. However, it doesn’t really show what you did for specific OKR last week. So,...

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Focus Updates

The new OKR tree, date filter, and notifications at Slack

Posted on October 4th, 2021.

Hey,  Last two weeks, we updated a bunch of things, and it’s time to show you what you can do at Focus. The new OKR Tree We rebuilt the OKR tree. The tree had only 3 levels of objectives before – the company’s OKRs, teams, and individuals. However, customers asked us to add more levels because they have more...

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OKR

5 OKR Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Posted on May 18th, 2020.

While speaking at many management conferences, I see that a lot of people struggle with setting OKRs (objectives and key results). The most important part I want to point out is that people often make similar OKR mistakes.  In this article, you find the top 5 mistakes that companies make when setting OKRs and the ways on how to...

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Startup Journey

Founder’s story: Why did I create the OKR software?

Posted on February 28th, 2020.

As an entrepreneur or a manager, do you want to build an amazing team that achieves new heights in the business?  Well, of course, you do… And I wanted the same. The real question is – how to manage the team and increase productivity? This is the story about problems I had managing my previous startup and why I created the OKR...

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Team Management

3 Best Practices for Team Management

Posted on September 13th, 2019.

Team management can be a real challenge for founders. There are a lot of uncontrollable things that can impact people in the organization. Communication between members, misunderstandings, conflicts, not to mention, loss of employee motivation, and so on. It’s tough to lead a team effectively, especially when the company is...