New Daily Check-ins; easily add existing team members to a team

We've tried to make working remotely easier with our new Slack plug-in: Check-ins. Check-ins function as a daily version of our Reflections, where we'll ask, through Slack, what was accomplished, what's planned, and what concerns should the rest of the team be aware of. Keep your team engaged and up to speed quickly and easily. Read more about Check-ins here. Announcing_Check-ins__Keeping_your_remote_employees_engaged___Koan_Blog.png

We've also improved our team member invite process. If you're adding an existing team member, you'll be able to invite them by name as opposed to email address:

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We're continuing to put effort into making managing your team easier. Keep an eye out for more coming out soon!

New Confidence Index and native Looker integration

Understanding how your team's goals are going overall is key to making data-driven decisions. Today, we launched the Confidence index to give your team a better idea of how all of your goals are trending together. Find it in your team insights:

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We've also rolled out our newest native integration: Looker! Connect your favorite BI tool to any of your goals in Koan. Read more about it here.

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Bonus: Did you know that you can sort your KRs by multiple columns? Want to see your KRs both by Objective and also by confidence rating? Hold shift while clicking a column to select multiple columns:

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And keep an eye out for more features to help your team run effective goals meetings soon!

New Insights chart 📊 and updated Zapier integration 🔌

We've rolled out new insights charts that your team can use to track the number of goals rated At Risk, Has Issues, or On Track over time:

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Make sure that your team is trending in the right direction, or change your strategy/priority to get back on track by clicking the Insights button in your team's OKRs tab:

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We've also updated our Zapier integration, so you can more easily set it up from inside of Zapier. Connect Koan to 2,000+ apps with the click of a button and keep your goal metrics up to date automatically:

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Better search, faster linking, easier filters 🚀

We've made finding your goals at your company easier with our new goal search. Now, in the search bar in the upper right corner, you can search for goals by their titles:

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We've also improved our goal linking. When choosing a parent objective or key result, you'll be able to find the one you need faster.

Use the same table view at every team meeting? Want to make sure that your sort by confidence rating is readily available? Now you can! We've improved our table view so that you can save a direct link to your filters:

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We've also added in @ mentions into the goal posts so you can better collaborate with your team:

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More goal updates are coming soon, so stay tuned!

Empower your team with better CSV exports and more Reflection Reactions

We've expanded our CSV export option to allow for all members of a team to export their visible goals (public goals and their own team's private goals).

And so that your team can 🔥feedback and celebrate each other's wins more easily, we've added an additional emoji to the reaction options inside of the reflections:

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We've also decreased loading time and improved performance across the app for a better user experience.

Jira Integration

With our new Jira integration, you’ll get reminded of all the issues you worked on during the week while filling out your reflection. You can easily add each issue to your reflection as part of the progress, priorities or problems prompts and link those issues to progress against your goals. In combination with our Goal Metrics API, it’s now possible to connect in a deep (but simple!) way the work happening in Jira with your company’s or team’s Objectives and Key Results.

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Better align your goals with Tree View and see a full roster of your users

We've made a few changes that will help your team get and stay aligned easier in the app. First, you'll be able to link Objectives to parent Key Results, so you can create a hierarchy bespoke to your process.

Second, to help your team see how your goals align from the top down, we've added a new tree view of your goals so you can see all of the work being done towards a company level goal:

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Plus, organization admins can now view a table of all members in Koan. This table includes details about each member's

  • Billing status
  • Last activity in Koan
  • Number of team memberships

Admins can also filter users by billing status, gaining visibility into how many members in their organization are billable.

Access this new table from the org settings page via the "Manage all Users in Koan" options.

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Plus, we've improved out search functionality so that it's faster and easier to find the people and teams you need.

More control of your data with OKR exports and confidence graphs

Admins in your app can now export your OKR data to CSV. Exports include:

  • Current confidence scores
  • Due and started dates
  • The teams that are working on it
  • Metrics on the Key result

You can access the export from the All Goals page:

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Inside of the app, you'll also be able to better track your team's confidence over time with detailed confidence graphs:

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As well as seeing the metric change over time with metric graphs:

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Plus, we're working on providing a smoother mobile experience by reducing the bundle size of the app to improve load times while on iOS and Android. More improvements to the mobile experience are coming soon as well!

Better notifications, more confidence, and more

  • You can now opt-out of notification emails when your team comments or reacts to your reflection
  • Get faster context on your teammates' reflections: the "reflection submitted" email notification now includes a brief summary of their week
  • We fixed a bug that kept confidence history from loading when viewing the company's "all goals" page
  • You can now add a "contributors" column to the OKR table view

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Key Result Discussions and Revamped Mission/Vision Editing

Now you can have full discussions on your Key Results, with our new posting and commenting features. Just open up any Key Result and click the Add Post button in the Discussion tab.

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Once you've posted, you and your coworkers will be able to have rich, fruitful discussions about anything you desire in the comments section.

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We've also revamped the editing experience for your company's mission and vision. Your greatest ambitions have never looked bolder!

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Some other great features:

  • We've added an optional column to the OKR table list that shows the latest update from the KR's lead. You'll never not get the last word with this great new column!
  • We added the South African Rand to our growing list of supported currency symbols.

We've also fixed a ton of bugs. Some fan favorites:

  • Fixed a bug where the Include Subteams dropdown in the OKR table only showed immediate subteams rather than subteams several levels down in the hierarchy.
  • The OKR creation button on team pages now shows up much larger, and with clear text, if your screen is wide enough. Never wonder what that "+" button does again, unless you're on a small screen.
  • Fixed a bug where newly created OKRs showed up at the top of the list rather than the bottom.
  • Fixed a bug where OKRs that belong to several teams would show up, well, several times in the OKR table list if several of those teams were selected.