Using OKR in public sector organizations with Wilma van Leeuwen (Gemeente Amsterdam)

Goal Diggers: OKR, KPIs, strategy, and people management.

06-01-2022 • 16 mins

Did you know that government organizations work with OKR as well? Truth be told, OKR is a tool that can benefit any organization — regardless of industry, size, or maturity — and that includes public sector organizations as well.

The Municipality of Amsterdam (Gemeente Amsterdam) has been working with OKR over the last 2 years and has witnessed a manifold of benefits and a shift in how they approach work. Curious to learn more about their experience with OKR so far?

We spoke to Wilma van Leeuwen, Program Manager Organizational Development at the Municipality of Amsterdam, to get a window into what it's been like, as a public sector organization, to be working with OKR. We'll discuss:

  • What made Gemeente Amsterdam implement OKR
  • Their rollout and expansion process
  • The challenges faced
  • The benefits experienced
  • Advice to public sectors organizations looking to implement OKR


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