A New Year and Less Bugs

Much of the Koan team has been battling physical bugs the past couple of weeks (the flu, colds, etc 😷🤒) so we've taken our revenge on the virtual kind:

  • Fixed: Objectives were incorrectly showing as having leads in some places.
  • Fixed: Koan now handles long key result names better, including with a new tool-tip.
  • Fixed: metrics can now be up to 10 digits long for those working with big numbers.
  • Fixed: when linking goals between teams, some goals from other teams were not correctly showing up.
  • Newly created key results now default to individual contributors instead of the whole team to decrease the noise.

Search for Users and Teams

From the All Teams page, now it's easy to search for teams and people.


Org Admin Super-powers

Organization administrators can now easily administer any team from the All Teams page. Yes, it's a bit crazy we didn't support this earlier -- Lisa, this one's for you!

Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • Now visiting /me will redirect to your own profile
  • Fixed: signups using Google SSO were sometimes failing.
  • Fixed: reordering goals by confidence sometimes didn’t work.
  • Fixed: reordering custom questions in reflections sometimes failed.
  • Fixed: long team and goal names now display more elegantly.

New Profile Page

We launched a new version of the profile page with an improved user experience, plus the ability to see the goals that each person leads and contributes to.

Improvements and Bug Fixes

  • We improved goal filtering to show you which filters are applied:

Goal Filters

  • Fixed: archived goals were showing up in a few places they shouldn't!
  • Fixed: a bug that was causing the Notifications settings admin page to fail in some cases.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed: filtering for "red" status goals included some "yellow" results
  • Fixed: goal linking was not working entirely properly with single-team organizations
  • Fixed: organizations with many goals and the Edge 17 web browser did not mix well. Yeah, that was a weird one!

Key Result Re-ordering

Now managers and team administrators can drag-and-drop re-order Key Results in Objectives. And yes, it's slightly hard to believe even to us that we didn't already support that. Now we do!

We also made big improvements to the goal sidebar/fly-out views to make it easier to see how goals are related.

Custom Terminology Controls

Koan has the handy ability to customize terminology so that you can choose whether "goals", "OKRs", "initiatives", etc is the right word to represent how your team works. Now org administrators can prevent individual teams from customizing terminology when your whole company is rolling out a consistent framework (like OKRs):


Bug Fixes

  • Team deletion is now significantly more robust
  • We fixed a case where the goal rating average was incorrectly calculated
  • Very long child Objective names are now handled more elegantly
  • Objectives are now displayed "expanded" on public team pages.

Giving Thanks and Goal Alignment

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In the U.S., we're celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday weekend! At Koan, we feel thankful for a new team member, a new baby, and for family and friends.

We've also been busy building some big improvements to linking Objectives to improve goal visibility and alignment. Now Objectives that are linked to a parent Objectives get a special icon that shows all parent Objectives:


Child Objectives are now also displayed:


We've also brought goal filtering to team goals pages, plus made many user experience improvements to how goals are displayed.

Organization Goals View

From the "All Teams" page, now you can browse to see all the goals across your organization. Use filtering to find goals based on status, leads or due date.


Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • More than five KRs on an Objective are handled with a better overflow mechanic.
  • The goal icons have been improved... at least we think so!
  • Fixed: archived goals didn't appear archived until after a page refresh.

No published changelogs yet.

Surely Koan will start publishing changelogs very soon.

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