Koan is a simple way for your team to continuously improve every week. The gist: small positive practices, performed repeatedly, yield big results. Use Koan to set and measure goals, reflect on progress and problems, and to give feedback. It's deeply integrated with Slack and fun to use. It's available now and free for teams.
Focus & alignment - keeps our whole team in sync across two countriesCons:
Looking forward to adding metrics
We've been using Koan at AskNicely for six months for the leadership team to track weekly progress against strategic priorities and now all our teams use it too.
We're big believers in fast feedback and the slack integration keeps everyone up to date but the real benefit is alignment, better strategy discussions and faster execution.
+1 on responsiveness of the Koan team. I love how this product is built by people that have successfully scaled startups and really understand the value/challenge of keeping teams focused.Aaron Ward has used this product for one year.
Great workflows for team check-ins and weekly progress reflections.Cons:
Looking forward to more ways to organize/display aggregated team check-ins and reflections.
I've tried a lot of management "roll-up" and goals tools over the years, and have almost always just gone back to unstructured email/wiki/Slack after a quarter or two. But Koan is a tool our team has stuck with. It's helped us in lots of small ways and a few big ones. The Koan team keeps adding new features, and is very responsive to feedback.kwindla has used this product for one year.