The Khorus Blog

Real Accountability: How to Help Your Team Keep Its Commitments

Marina Martinez

Posted by Marina Martinez
January 29, 2016

When a team suffers from low accountability—when people don’t consistently follow through with their commitments—it quickly sinks into mediocrity. But the root problem is almost never bad intentions or lack of character. More often, leaders haven’t built the organizational capacity and culture required. Conflicting priorities, lack of institutional memory, and failed coordination are the likeliest culprits in diagnosing low accountability, and it all adds up to chaos.

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How to Keep Your January Momentum Going All Year

Khorus Team

Posted by Khorus Team
January 22, 2016

It's that time of year when most of us pick up from the holidays and forge into the new year with fresh motivation. It's a time for not only setting resolutions in your personal life but also figuring out what goals you want your business to achieve.

But we all know how the typical New Year's resolution goes. A bag of cookies spells the end of your new eating regimen. That really boring chapter halfway through Moby-Dick becomes the death knell of your reading goal. Et cetera.

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Meet Our Latest Feature: Action Items

Marina Martinez

Posted by Marina Martinez
January 15, 2016

Khorus_Action_Items.pngQuarterly goal setting is the bedrock of great execution. This week, we launched a new feature—Action Items—to help you and your team chip away at those goals even more effectively than before.

What is an Action Item? It's a specific, short-term task assigned to a single person in your organization.

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5 Essential Ingredients in Organizational Goal Setting

Marina Martinez

Posted by Marina Martinez
January 8, 2016

Chefs have long recognized that for a dish to be truly delicious, it must have the right balance of the five elements of taste: salty, sweet, sour, savory (sometimes called umami), and bitter. If you taste a dish and think, "It’s missing something,” it’s usually because it is lacking one of these flavors. A successful dish is one that has just the right balance.

A balance between five elements is also important in organizational goal setting. We’ve outlined these elements below. Every organization sets goals for itself, whether they're explicit or not, but precious few consistently master this fine blend. All too often, goal setting amounts to little more than the loose tracking of several random metrics—leading to a lot of noise and very little achievement.

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