What do you like best?
Ally allows us to align and connect our employees to our business goals.
This gives a clear direction to every team and individual. This great tool allows the business to see each other's goals and how we all are contributing to our company objective.
This gives us an increase in productivity through clear focused goals.
With this, we track regular progress towards goals, and allows us to intervene when prompted too rather than too late if there are issues or delays.
Having this visibility allows us to make more effective and informed decisions about the next steps.
Ally allows you to measure, create accountability, and give all transparency on progress & failings.
What do you dislike?
Nothing in terms of current functions. A few additional features such as rounded up KPI KR into Objectives would be beneficial plus mandatory comment fields. These are purely suggestive thou.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Ally.io is a great tool for any business. This tool allows you to boost engagement and empowerment through goal-setting.
In one place across the company, you can define and measure team performance against clear objectives that feed into goals.
Ally.io will help you increase transparency between management and teams, this helps create a greater sense of shared accountability, transparency, and purpose.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Ally gives you a clear focus on company-wide ambitious objectives and allows each employee to see how their actions contribute toward the company's goals.
The tool ensures we keep a strong link between the strategy of an objective but also the and execution of it.
We create this link using the language of OKRs. Having aspirational, business outcomes does a couple of things. It creates something for teams to strive for and it sets a measurable result to aim at.
Having well-defined sprint goals can help, but OKRs with regular check-ins can be even more successful. Measuring iterative goals provides a feedback loop that helps align action to the outcome, rather than output.
If your teams are measured by their attempt to achieve outcomes, some teams will sandbag. They’ll set goals that are too easy to attain. Keep in mind that while OKRs inform annual reviews, by no means should they be the only input.
Finding the metrics that presage our desired outcome is not easy. It takes collective skill and collective will. OKRs help teams understand why they are so important. The regular check-ins and periodic setting of the key results depend on defining lead measures.