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What are OKRs? A guide to objectives and key results

OKRs stand for objectives and key results, a goal-setting framework that can help your team set and track measurable goals. Originally pioneered by John Doerr, this framework pairs the company-level objectives you want to achieve with the key results you’ll use to measure progress—so your goals are tied to your team’s day-to-day work. In this article, we explain how the OKR process works and share examples to get you started setting OKRs for your company, team, or personal life.

What is Cronyism in the Workplace and How to Prevent It

We’ve all heard of nepotism, aka the act of favoring family members in the workplace. But what about cronyism? It’s the ‘insidious’ cousin that thrives within the organization itself. Cryonism is not about blood ties, but about the web of personal connections that trumps qualifications and merits. In this article, we will peel back the layers of cronyism, from its damaging effects to ways to prevent it, and some cronyism examples for better understanding.

Secure communications landscape is now 'Established,' says Forrester

The new Secure Communications Solutions Landscape Q2 2024 (subscription required) report, from Forrester Research, categorises the secure communications marketplace as having progressed from ‘Emerging’ to now be identified as ‘Established.’ There are many milestones on any journey, but we feel this is a significant one.

Next in EX: Prioritizing employee experience - no matter how or where employees work (ebook excerpt)

This is the third part of a series about the future of employee experience (EX). For the full picture, get your free copy of Next in EX: Trends shaping employee experience. The line between employees’ professional and personal lives continues to blur as the diversity of work models evolves into the new reality.

Embedding Miro into Your Favorite Tools: A Comprehensive Guide

Expand the functionality of your favorite tools by embedding Miro! This detailed tutorial shows you how to seamlessly integrate Miro boards into various platforms and tools, enhancing your workflow and collaboration. Whether you’re using project management software, design tools, or educational platforms, you’ll learn how to bring the power of Miro's visual collaboration into your daily toolset.

Fix these common onboarding challenges to boost productivity

The data doesn’t lie—a good onboarding process leads to happier, more productive employees. But while onboarding can increase retention rates by 82%, only 12% of employees strongly agree that their organization does a great job of onboarding new hires. Creating a smooth onboarding process is challenging, so it’s not surprising that some organizations fall short. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

UNICC selects Element for secure communications

United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC) has selected Element as its secure communications platform, following a competitive tender process. UNICC is the largest strategic partner for digital solutions and cybersecurity within the United Nations system. It designs and deploys transformational digital tools and programmes to support over 90 partners in fulfilling their mandates.