Segmenting Enterprise Goal Management Software

Ben Lamorte

Posted by Ben Lamorte
May 27, 2015

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Part 2: Target Market

OKRs specialist Ben Lamorte is back with the second installment in his series on enterprise goal management (EGM) software. This week, Ben explores the target users of various EGM vendors based on two dimensions: company size and key user. Look out for the Ben’s full EGM segment report for Eckerson Group, slated for a Q1 2016 publication.


  

Enterprise goal management (EGM) solutions give companies a scalable and sustainable way to set and achieve goals, and the growth of this category is creating urgency for companies of all sizes.

Part 1 of this series explored the type of data entered into the EGM system by the user, breaking inputs down into historical and predictive categories. This time, we will analyze the target markets of EGM vendors across two dimensions: company size and key user.

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[On-Demand Webinar]: 10 CEO Rules for Recruiting the Best

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
May 22, 2015

 

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Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to talk to a group of CEOs about my top ten rules for recruiting talent, via a webinar for Chief Executive Network.

To answer the question you may be asking: yes, CEOs should be directly involved in recruiting and hiring. Over my career as CEO, this has been one of my most valuable secret weapons. Yet it’s common for chief executives to abandon this responsibility, allowing HR to take the lead on staffing and getting involved only on executive-level hires.

Big mistake, if you ask me.

Finding A-players—the Michael Jordans of the business world—and bringing them to your company is one of the highest-ROI activities a CEO spend time on (and one of the reasons you should always meet with new people).

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4 Reading Topics That Make You a More Successful CEO

Joel Trammell

Posted by Joel Trammell
May 15, 2015

 

The best leaders are usually readers—even when they’re dealing with the heavy demands of the CEO role. If you can resist the pull of tactical issues and set aside time to expand your mind on topics relevant to your business (directly or indirectly), you’ll gain a significant edge over most CEOs.

Need convincing that reading is a worthy investment of chief-executive time? For one, Warren Buffett has said that he “reads and reads and reads. I probably read five to six hours a day.”

Mark Zuckerberg, too, has prioritized reading, declaring 2015 the “year of books,” and encouraging others to read along with him.

I read many business books, and come away from nearly every one with a couple of key ideas that I can put to work in my business. But I also encourage CEOs (and those aspiring to be in the role of the CEO) to expand their reading lists to other areas of study.

Here are four disciplines that represent especially fertile ground for helping CEOs run their businesses more effectively.

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Segmenting Enterprise Goal Management Software

Ben Lamorte

Posted by Ben Lamorte
May 5, 2015

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Part 1: Historical vs. Predictive

This week, we welcome Ben Lamorte—president of OKRs.com—to our blog, for the first in a series of posts that will break down a burgeoning new category of software: enterprise goal management.

  


 

Dedicated Enterprise Goal Management (EGM) solutions enable organizations to set goals and make measurable progress toward achieving them. The 2013 Google Ventures video, detailing Google’s use of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) as a best practice approach to EGM is creating a sense of urgency for organizations of all sizes, even massive companies such as Sears, to deploy EGM systems. However, defining measurable goals and monitoring progress only scratches the surface of what these systems have to offer.

Organizations gain better visibility into what’s really important and create transparency so everyone can see everyone’s goals. EGM systems set the stage for a more engaging, results-driven culture with more collaboration, and have the potential to break down organizational silos and even reduce office politics!

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