About Workboard

WorkBoard is the pioneer of Enterprise Strategy and Results Management solutions and the only OKR offering for both large enterprises and later stage startups. It unlocks growth for its customers by making alignment and accountability easy. WorkBoard’s platform enables high-growth and high-scale companies to align on outcomes and cohesively measure results across the organization. Its OKR coaching services and certification program help organizations quickly achieve results velocity. WorkBoard hosts The OKR Podcast, a resource for anyone who wants to understand how OKRs can unlock growth for their businesses. Customers relying on WorkBoard include Comcast, Microsoft, Cisco, Workday, Zuora, Cision, Malwarebytes, McKesson and others. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, GGV Capital, M12 (formerly Microsoft Ventures) and Workday Ventures.

Key benefits of Workboard

Workboard increases team velocity by creating accountability and transparency with goals and action items. As a manager, you can get insights into your team and your work, stay on track and execute more effectively.

Workboard connects team goals to individuals’ action item lists, enables collaboration across the team, automates status reporting and provides scorecards on collective action items. Feedback is easy to give instantly and better to receive with badges including trophies, thumbs up and missed bullseyes.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported Languages

English

Features

Total features of Workboard: 5

  • API
  • Feedback Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Receiving
  • Status Reporting

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,5 /5
(16)
Value for Money
4/5
Features
4,3/5
Ease of Use
4,1/5
Customer Support
4,4/5

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Christopher M.
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  • Industry: Accounting
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best OKR Software not in the OKR Software category

Reviewed on 2019/01/18

OKR metrics are the next, and much improved, evolution of managing business strategy. Workboard...

OKR metrics are the next, and much improved, evolution of managing business strategy. Workboard allows me to drive my business in an efficient manner by staying faithful to the Doerr/Google methods.

Pros

Faithfully follows the OKR methodology recommended by John Doerr and used by Google and many others. For some odd reason, this top contender doesnt even show up in the right category. Reasonably priced, well balanced and the interface is very clean and easy to use overall.

Cons

I dinged it one star for a limited range of products to update results, but just one star as they are obviously trying to remedy this. Updating results is the Achilles heel of the awesome OKR system. The system demands rapid, even real time results, to be effective. Some OKR software packages don't even recognize the need for this and assume the data just magically appears. If automation is lacking, that means some poor junior accountant is probably up to his eyeballs in Excel spreadsheets typing mounds of data in to feed the monster. As a manager who came up through the back office, the worst use of my human resources is using them to collate and update data that could be done faster and better with automation. It’s zombie work that ironically demotivates staff. I need that person to work on improving my own OKRs. So, good start, Workboard, but more, more, more integrations and give me my people back for productive work.

Andrew T.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Powerful OKR Tool

Reviewed on 2020/04/27

Workboard was the software we choose to implement OKRs into our business. From a leadership point...

Workboard was the software we choose to implement OKRs into our business. From a leadership point of view, it was brilliant, integrating Business Strategy with individual staff performance management and provided teams that did not have a task tracking software, a one stop shop to manage their teams day to day process.

The Meetings part of Wobo is fantastic, enabling each team to link their daily / weekly cadence meetings directly to their OKRs and create minutes and actions related to them.

Pros

Powerful all in one tool to operate a business using the Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) framework, with strong integrations to other data sets for automating the import of Key Result data.

Cons

Our users found Workboard a little difficult to use and the interface a bit slow.

Robert D.
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  • Industry: Photography
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Don't Be Evil, Workboard Inc.

Reviewed on 2015/07/28

Be prepared to pay the whole annual price if you want to sign up for the Elite Subscription. I...

Be prepared to pay the whole annual price if you want to sign up for the Elite Subscription. I wanted to use Workboard as my main inter-company team /project collaboration tool (MBO, GTD, OKR). I proceeded to enter my strategic relationships, workflows, and upload sensitive collaborative documents. I was doing fine until I decided to sign up for their monthly Elite Plan. As soon as I entered my credit card information, I was immediately ushered to a congratulations screen, there was NO CONFIRMATION page to authorize a deducted amount (a big RED flag). Upon getting a notice from my bank that I've been overdrawn, I checked my email, and to my dismay I discovered I've been charged the whole annual amount of $632.10! I searched for contact numbers or email of their Billing Department or Customer Support on my account page or their whole website, or their Billing email notification--and to my dismay there is NONE! (another two to three big RED flags!). Had no recourse but to email their CEO and report their anomaly and got a "we regret that it was not clear enough for you" as part of her message. They said they were going to reverse the charges, however it didn't happen as I was still levied overdrawn fees, and all my scheduled payments, for those four interim days, were compromised as a result of insufficient funds. It didn't get reversed the same day as I get from other companies who use credit cards. Very costly learning experience for me as I got levied fees and had checks returned. I detected no empathy on my predicament from Ms CEO. There is no button /contact email, nor telephone number on your website account page to opt out. You have to write directly to the CEO.

Pros

A. You can do Objective Key Results (OKRs), Management by Objective (MBOs) and Get Things Done (GTD) method thru this app.

B. You can enter your Strategic Relationships, Define your competitive Advantage Workflows, and upload /share collaborative sensitive documents.

Cons

- No Customer Support/Billing Department contact info.
- Knowing you have done Pros B above is now scary.
- Misleading markers to entry to subscription plan, high barriers of exit. It's a managerial mousetrap.

Rani H.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Workboard is our Marketing operations manager

Reviewed on 2015/11/17

Pros

Workboard keeps my team organized and every week focused on the right priorities and target goal achievement.
Removing all the action items from email is so liberating!
This frees up time for me to actually lead the team.
The Workboard support team is brilliantly responsive.

Cons

We would like to use the product for performance reviews as well!
The module is not yet available. - hoping it is on the roadmap.
Workboard already manages the teams goals, the achievement, would be easy to roll that capability in?!

Veronica C.
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  • Industry: Accounting
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Keeps me on task

Reviewed on 2015/11/12

Pros

Workboard makes it easy to stay on task and keep an eye on what my employees are accomplishing. The company is always implementing updates so the product just keeps getting better! I also appreciate the CPEs they sponsor, I always find them interesting.

Cons

We've had some issues with my employees sending me an update on their to-do list, it doesn't always go thru. I also wish that when I am sharing my list with my manager that there was a way to filter out the items that have already been completed or put on pause.

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Workboard offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Workboard offers the following features:

  • Comment and collaborate on work
  • Delegate and share action items
  • Deliverables, documents, and discussions in one place
  • Free companion iPhone app
  • Get automatic weekly status reports
  • Give and get feedback badges
  • KPIs
  • MBOs
  • OKR
  • SMART goals
  • Set goals and priorities
  • Set objectives, define priorities, measure progress
  • Stay in the loop as work progresses
  • Track your action items and see the teams
  • Unlimited teams and members
  • Up and running in less than 5 minutes

Workboard has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Workboard supports the following languages:

English

Workboard supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone

Workboard integrates with the following applications:

Jira, LeadMaster, Marketo Engage, Microsoft Azure, OneLogin, Pipedrive, ServiceNow, VisitorTrack, Workato, Zendesk

Workboard offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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