Aug 5, 2020
38
 Min

Vetri Vellore

Using OKRs to Build a Resilient and Agile Business

Podcast Summary

Podcast Summary

In our 55th episode of the INSIGHTS podcast, we have with us Vetri Vellore, Founder, and CEO of Ally.io , an OKR software company with customers like Slack, Remitly, Urban Company, among others.

In this episode, we hear from Vetri on what OKRs are, how they are different from other goal-setting frameworks, how businesses can go about adopting them, and some common challenges and pitfalls to be careful about.

Vetri shares about his passion for OKRs and explains the basics of OKR, its benefits, and the practical aspects of implementing OKRs in an organization- small or large. He throws light on the core pillars of OKRs- transparency, frequent cadence, and alignment- and how these pillars help organizations break silos and keep everyone aligned on what really matters, enabling businesses to be more agile and resilient.

To learn more about how you can adopt OKRs as a powerful tool in your organization to increase alignment and engagement around achieving goals, tune in to the latest episode of the Insights Podcast by Accel.

Notes:

02:45 — What are OKRs

04:15 — Vetri’s first rendezvous with OKRs

06:35 — What makes a good ‘objective’ and what’s a good ‘key result’

10:00 — Difference between other systems and OKRs

12:27 — Which kind of companies are better suited to use OKRs

14:20 — Startups adopting OKRs — process and examples

28:20 — Common pitfalls that one should avoid

33:38 — Interplay of OKRs with cultural values and financial budgeting

36:07 — Rapid Fire Questions

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Host

Anand Daniel
Partner, Accel

Anand is one of the partners at Accel India. He has lead investments in companies like swiggy, bounce, blackbuck and more. Investing since 2006, Anand focuses on investments in consumer technology, online marketplaces, and healthcare technology at Accel.

Guests

Vetri Vellore
Founder & CEO, Ally

Vetri is the founder of Ally, an OKR platform.

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