We will all remember March 2020 for the WHO declaration of a pandemic. But for me the experience was particularly surreal. The announcement came when I was in New York, mid-way through the Business Agility Institute conference. Around 2 hours pre-pandemic, Felipe Castro and I gave a talk on implementing OKRs at Elsevier. The talk describes how 140 year old organisation with the right culture, can use OKRs to improve goal clarity, alignment and most importantly get business results.The conference was also memorable for living up to its name. The BAI team did an excellent job of reacting to the changing circumstances of the conference, pivoting from a purely face to face model, to mix in virtual attendees and contributors. Great job!
You can watch that talk here.
The other excellent talks from the conference can be found here.