Product Updates 10.30.20

We've touched up some things under the hood and polished up our UI.

Issues + Fixes

  • Improved some visual odds and ends to get those pixels just right

  • Fixed a case where some folks could not edit a metric in the goal flyout

  • Squashed a bug where filtering by confidence on the All Goals page wouldn’t give you the results you were expecting

Product Updates 10.21.20

Thanks for the feedback on our new goals release. We are glad you love it and working to make it better.


  • You can now click on an entire row to create a new key result
  • Navigating away from goal creation will no longer trigger a warning
  • We relocated the view toggles to be a bit more space efficient
  • The date field now uses the correct cursor on the dropdown

Issues + Fixes

  • We fixed a bug that misplaced a lock icon for private goals.
  • We pushed a fix where select dropdowns were being obscured

Tooltips, titles, and mobile improvements

We polished up our recent goals release to bring you some significant visual updates.

What's New

  • Improved tooltips for the filter bar.
  • Objective titles are now bolder, making it easier to understand goal relationships.
  • A friendlier layout for goals on mobile that scrolls horizontally for more info.

Issues + Fixes

  • We fixed an issue where goals could not be filtered by team on the all goals page.

Goals 2.0 & much more

For those about to plan (we salute you)

It's the start of Q4, with many teams likely beginning the agonizing process of annual planning. We're here to help with some fresh new updates.

We've updated and polished many of our OKR workflows:

  • With our new creation improvements, you can easily add key results inline.


  • We've tinkered with drag and drop, now allowing reordering within nested goals.


  • Actions speak louder than words. When you archive or delete and objective, we make it clear what teams and goals across your organization affect this action will affect.

We're always working on making Koan easier for organizations to stay aligned. Some key upgrades we've made to better support cross-team visibility:

  • Easily grasp what every team in your org is focused on with our revised All Teams page.


  • We've rethought visualizing cross-team goals. From the flyout, you can easily see goals from other teams across your org. Click on any cross-team goal to check it out.


Other issues and fixes:

  • We tweaked some small issues with how reactions work, making it easier to react to all the great work from your team.

Lead with transparency and clarity with our improved Company Widgets

Your mission, vision, and strategic objectives act as a "north star" for your organization's decisions. Our new and improved widget makes it easy for anyone in your org to gain visibility into your strategy.


We've made it flexible and easy to adapt a structure that makes sense for your org.


Easily invite more team members, design improvements

We've continued to add shortcuts into the app to help you perform basic tasks and functions quicker and easier. Now, on your team page, you'll be able to not only see who is on your team, but also invite more team members with the click of a button. Find the new invitation flow in the upper right corner:


We also made some design improvements in the Reflections to make it clearer which goals you and your team members are rating. We're continuing to improve our design and overall Reflection experience, so keep an eye out for more!

Major updates to team homepage and reflections navigation.

We've rolled out a number of large changes to Koan this week:

New Team Navigation: we're removing both the public and private team home pages to simplify and unify navigating team content. You’ll find new controls in the header to view team members and observers and access additional team information like the description and related teams.


Improved Reflections Experience: as part of the team navigation overhaul, we’re combining the two sub-tabs under Reflections into a single, cohesive experience where you can easily write your Reflection and read other team members’ Reflections in one simple view.


Visual Refresh: you’ll notice a different overall look and feel to the platform, as well as other improvements to how you navigate throughout Koan. We hope these adjustments make it easier to use the product and collaborate with your teams.

Create multiple teams at once and see live feedback on reflections

We've made it easier to create multiple teams at once. Now, when creating a team, you can choose to quickly add another team immediately following:


We're doing more to make it easier to set up teams, so watch this space.

We also improved the reflection reading experience where we'll now show updates to emoji reactions and comments in real-time. Now your team can read and react to each others' reflections without missing any feedback:


More updates to reflections coming very soon!

Other changes

We updated our signup flow to make it easier and clearer to set up your company and first team. We've also doubled down on our design resources, so keep an eye out for more!

Updates to date picker, goal and team creation, and Company Homepage

We shipped some major improvements to Goal creation. We added date presets for quick-entry of due dates.


We also added a save and cancel button to make it easier to navigate the goal creation flow, as well as added an additional shortcut (hit "esc" to exit the goal creation flow).

The team creation flow has changed as well to make it easier to set up a new team without automatically being added into the team. You'll be able to access the team creation from the All Teams page and hit "Add team". From there, decide who the manager for that team is. If you don't have a manager just yet, you can still create the team and maintain admin rights so you can continue setting up that team:


We removed the need to publish the company homepage as well-- your org will see your top level goals, Mission, vision, and any relevant links:


Other Changes

You might notice some different font inside of the app. We've updated our overall font as well as some navigation colors in the goal flyouts. Let us know what you think about it!

Updated sidebar and All Teams page, improvements to historical data

We've continued updating the design of the app to be sleeker and easier to navigate. The new sidebar puts your company home page at the top, as well as rolls out a new section to get resources that will help your team work better on your goals. Access the Help Center and the OKR resource center from the Help & Resources tab:

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We've also streamlined the All Teams page to let you see more teams at once and search for teams to make jumping to their goals faster:

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We've also made it easier to see when a rating was left on a goal by adding the full date to the rating in the goal flyout:


We're still rolling out more updates soon, so keep an eye out!