Kim Atherton

Co-founder and CEO
at Just3Things
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Kim joined OVO Energy in 2012 when the team were 50 strong. As Chief People Officer she led the organisational design project to move from a traditional hierarchy to a network of teams, and when she could not find a piece of software to help to embed this way of working, hired a small software team and went about building her own. Just3Things made a huge difference to OVO, increasing productivity by over 10% and helping the organisation move from 52nd to 20th in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work survey. In Winter 2019, Just3Things span out as a separate business, and is now working with a wide range of clients globally.

Prior to OVO Kim was a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, consulting globally with organisations including HSBC, Virgin Atlantic and Novartis. She holds a BSc in Psychology from Bristol University and a MSc in Occupational Psychology from University of Cardiff.

Common OKR misconceptions - 30+ examples from experts

Even in 2022, there are plenty of common misconceptions about OKRs. Are OKRs only useful for tech and product-led companies? Are they for everyone? Should they be set top-down? Find out these answers and more.

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Client case study: How OVO Energy maintained agility at scale

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Podcast: HR Transformation with Perry Timms

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Video: Our CEO and co-founder Kim Atherton interviewed by TedxBristol

Watch the interview by Ted Talks Bristol and J3T CEO, Kim Atherton, as she discusses the challenges of traditional organisational structure and how this hinders innovation and employee satisfaction.

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Want to transform into an innovative, adaptable organisation? Start with a relentless focus on solving customer problems. Listen to the full discussion, with industry experts, in our exclusive webinar

Interview: with Barry O’Reilly - outcomes over outputs

We interview Barry O’Reilly to learn why organisations should shift to Outcomes over Outputs as their way of working, and what benefits this can bring to a business.

Interview: on BBC Radio 4's "The Bottom Line" – behavioural science in the workplace

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