2 customisable OKR examples for All Departments

What are All Departments OKRs?

The OKR acronym stands for Objectives and Key Results. It's a goal-setting framework that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s, and it became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s. OKRs helps teams has a shared language to set ambitious goals and track progress towards them.

OKRs are quickly gaining popularity as a goal-setting framework. But, it's not always easy to know how to write your goals, especially if it's your first time using OKRs.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for All Departments to help you. You can look at any of the templates below to get some inspiration for your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

Building your own All Departments OKRs with AI

While we have some examples available, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. You can use our free AI generator below or our more complete goal-setting system to generate your own OKRs.

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Our customisable All Departments OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different All Departments Objectives and Key Results. We've included strategic initiatives in our templates to give you a better idea of the different between the key results (how we measure progress), and the initiatives (what we do to achieve the results).

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1. OKR to boost employee retention across all departments

  • ObjectiveBoost employee retention across all departments
  • Key ResultImplement two new benefits or recognition programs based on employee feedback
  • TaskAnalyze survey results and design two new programs
  • TaskSurvey employees to gather feedback on potential benefits programs
  • TaskLaunch and communicate new programs to all employees
  • Key ResultIncrease participation in employee engagement activities by 15%
  • TaskImplement regular communication about upcoming engagement activities
  • TaskDevelop incentive programs to reward participation
  • TaskSimplify sign-up processes for engagement activities
  • Key ResultDecrease employee turnover rate by 10%
  • TaskImplement comprehensive employee training programs
  • TaskDevelop competitive benefits and compensation packages
  • TaskEstablish effective communication and feedback system

2. OKR to successfully facilitate enterprise-wide requirements elicitation for tool selection

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully facilitate enterprise-wide requirements elicitation for tool selection
  • Key ResultPrioritize and reach consensus on top 5 critical requirements across all departments
  • TaskConduct meetings with all departments to discuss their requirements
  • TaskAgree on top 5 critical departmental requirements
  • TaskAnalyze shared requirements for priority determination
  • Key ResultInterview 100% of department heads to gather specific departmental requirements
  • TaskIdentify and list all department heads in the organization
  • TaskSchedule individual meetings with each department head
  • TaskConduct interviews and document specific requirements
  • Key ResultDocument and categorize all elicited requirements within 60 days
  • TaskRecord and finalize all categorized requirements
  • TaskIdentify and list all elicited requirements
  • TaskGroup listed requirements into related categories

Best practices for managing your All Departments OKRs

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to the weekly check-ins

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

Best way to track your All Departments OKRs

Your quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly in order to get all the benefits of the OKRs framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Most teams should start with a spreadsheet if they're using OKRs for the first time. Then, once you get comfortable you can graduate to a proper OKRs-tracking tool.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More All Departments OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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