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OKR Performance Management for Value-Driven Teams - Case Study from EA Games
Episode 6817th August 2022 • Level-up Engineering • Coding Sans
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Interview with Jehanzeb Khan, Senior Software Engineering Manager at Electronic Arts. He shares his tips and experience on implementing OKR performance management.

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In this interview we're covering:

  • OKR performance management 101
  • OKRs in practice
  • OKR-driven vs. non-OKR-driven organizations
  • Choosing the right goal-setting method
  • Introducing OKRs to your team
  • Common OKR performance management mistakes

Excerpt from the interview:

"A few years ago, we were trying to shift to a more quantitative approach in performance management. We wanted to see how the input from engineers added up and how they contributed to the quality and the value of our product. (...)

We realized that setting up SMART goals - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound goals - wouldn’t be as aligned. 

For example, we wanted to be the best place for the best people, and provide the best opportunities, but it was hard to set the goals to achieve all these aims. Being “the best place for the best people” is a difficult goal to measure for anyone who’s not a manager working directly with people. It’s challenging to break it down into actionable steps."

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