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Koan

Transparent updates and collaborative OKRs to help teams win

5.0/5
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Koan is the simple, collaborative way to manage goals and OKRs across organizations. A SaaS-based platform, Koan empowers companies to strengthen strategic processes and continuously deliver on objectives.

Would you recommend this product?
Co-founder & CEO of AskNicely

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.

Pros:

Focus & alignment - keeps our whole team in sync across two countries

Cons:

Looking forward to adding metrics

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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.

Pros:

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.

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CTO @ SoprisApps

Koan has helped my team members feel more engaged and "heard". Because of the weekly reflections we've all completed, team members are seeing changes in our processes and better connections within the team. The Koan team is super responsive to feedback and has shown a real interest in improving workplace and individual productivity through the use of reflections and goal setting.

Pros:

Helps engage remote and local team members.

Cons:

None so far!

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Software Developer

We've been using Koan for the last six months. It's really great! I love the UI, it is very clear and easy tu use

Pros:

clear UI, daily and weekly check-ins

Cons:

I can't think of any cons

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Tech support @ Showpad

Since our team is spread across two countries it's hard to really keep track of what projects everybody is doing (not everything should or will be mentioned in meetings). Koan solved this issue for us and even made it fun to share as much as possible!

Pros:

Easy to keep up with every one (especially remote team!) and a very easy and slick interface.

Cons:

No cons at this moment (only been using it for 2-3 months)

Manager of a non-profit
We are a smaller non-profit and have been using Koan since early 2019. The product has been great at focusing our efforts on our strategic plan. I especially like the weekly reflections. It allows myself and all members of our team to see how everyone else is doing and if they need any help.