Articles by Rushabh Doshi
- 10 tips for using OKRs effectively
Rushabh explains how OKRs unlock four superpowers: focus, alignment, accountability, and stretching for impossible goals, with examples for each tip. • Objectives should be big and motivating to inspire teams and achieve higher goals. • Key Results must be measurable and include a metric, starting point, goal, and timeframe. • Binary Key Results, which are either done or not done, should be used sparingly. • Each Key Result should have an associated dashboard for tracking progress. • Key Results should be exhaustive and capture the intended outcome to avoid missing objectives. • Metrics should be paired with counter-metrics to prevent adverse outcomes. • Distinguish between committed OKRs, which are expected to be delivered in full, and aspirational OKRs, which are stretch goals. • Cascade OKRs up, down, and laterally within the organization for alignment and dependency management. • Personal OKRs can be created to accelerate career growth and align priorities with managers and peers. • Prefer a small number of tightly focused OKRs over a long list to maintain focus and commitment. • Effective OKR usage takes time and continuous improvement, and initial implementations may have flaws.
- The 1–1 Zoo
Rushabh provides an overview of different types of 1:1s: the "No Agenda Chill", the "Everything Is On Fire", the "That Team (or Person) is Terrible", the "It’s Urgent", the "Feedback Hour", the "Promote Me", and the "I Quit".
- Durable Decisions
Rushabh details a process designed at Facebook to get decisions to stick. Even if you disagree with a decision, commit to it; but you can always re-open a decision if new inputs / circumstances have been discovered.