Radhika is the author of the upcoming book Radical Product Thinking: The New Mindset for Innovating Smarter. She is an entrepreneur and product leader who has participated in four acquisitions as a result of the products she built; two of these were companies she founded.
Radhika advises organizations from high-tech startups to government agencies on building radical products (ones that create a fundamental change instead of optimizing the status quo). She co-founded Radical Product Thinking as a movement of leaders creating vision-driven change. Radhika graduated from MIT with an SB and M.Eng in Electrical Engineering, and speaks nine languages while learning her tenth. You can follow her on her Medium publication, Radical Product, or LinkedIn.
Breakout Discussion: Making Sense of OKRs
You’ve probably heard about OKRs – a method to structure goal setting and quantify achievement. The idea being individual employees see how their work is contributing to company strategy. Sounds like another perfect solution? OKRs come with unintended side effects that can often be harmful to products and organizations. Radhika will lead a conversation about the pros and cons of using OKRs that will help you understand whether they’re right for you, or if you’re struggling to make them work, what you can do about it. OKRs can be helpful in the right situation but like most ‘universal’ methodologies, they are not universally useful. Come for the conversation, insight, and to share your challenges.
You’ll learn: How to understand the dangers that come with OKRs and how you can avoid them.