SEED TO SCALE Podcast Series by Accel

INSIGHTS #55 - Vetri Vellore on using OKRs to build a resilient and agile business

Episode Summary

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

Episode Notes

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.

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.

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