The OKR Podcast

Hosted by Deidre Paknad, WorkBoard CEO

Taking Time to Align on Growth, with Sarah Frew, Senior People and Culture Generalist at Plenty of Fish

Sarah Frew shares how this fast-growth startup drives fast, full cross-team alignment from the leadership team to squads and functional teams with OKR themes and a formal OKR Week in which the whole company gives attention to purposeful alignment. She shares what they’ve learned over 2 years and how their feedback loop improved their process.

About Sarah Frew
Sarah is the Senior People and Culture Generalist at Plenty of Fish Media is one of the largest global online dating platforms and part of the Match Group portfolio.

She has been with the company for over five years and in her current role she supports onboarding benefits, administration, employee engagement, the OKR process, and the overall employee experience.

About Deidre Paknad
Deidre Paknad has founded and led three tech startups, acquired companies and been acquired, and led a high-growth business as an executive at IBM for several years; this affords her a unique perspective on using both speed and scale to drive growth. In her role as CEO at WorkBoard, she works with senior leadership teams at some of the world’s largest companies to clarify, align, and drive strategic priorities with greater speed and agility. She is a frequent speaker on outcome mindset and tapping into ambition.

Deidre has over a dozen patents and has twice been inducted into the Smithsonian Institution for innovation. Goldman Sachs named her one of the 100 most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2019. Deidre hosts The OKR Podcast, which focuses on accelerating outcomes and fostering an outcomes culture.

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