2 OKR examples for Best Practices

What are Best Practices OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

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.

To aid you in setting your goals, we have compiled a collection of OKR examples customized for Best Practices. Take a look at the templates below for inspiration and guidance.

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

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Our Best Practices OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Best Practices 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!

OKRs to enhance app experience through the implementation of product design best practices

  • ObjectiveEnhance app experience through the implementation of product design best practices
  • Key ResultReduce app bounce rate by 15% by optimizing loading speeds and intuitive navigation
  • Key ResultIncrease user satisfaction rating by 10% through UI/UX improvements
  • TaskAnalyze user satisfaction data regularly to identify trends and prioritize future UI/UX enhancements
  • TaskConduct user research to identify pain points and areas for improvement
  • TaskImplement user feedback loop to continuously gather insights and address user concerns promptly
  • TaskCollaborate with UI/UX designers to enhance visual appeal and streamline navigation
  • Key ResultAchieve 20% increase in daily active users by simplifying onboarding and feature accessibility
  • Key ResultEnhance conversion rate by 10% through A/B testing and iterative design iterations

OKRs to enhance expertise in customer success strategies and methodologies

  • ObjectiveEnhance expertise in customer success strategies and methodologies
  • Key ResultAchieve a 10% increase in customer satisfaction scores through the implemented changes
  • TaskImplement enhanced customer service training for employees
  • TaskReview and optimize after-sale services
  • TaskUpdate customer feedback mechanisms for easier responses
  • Key ResultImplement 3 identified best practices in customer service in real projects
  • TaskTrain servicing team and monitor the implementation process
  • TaskReview and understand each identified customer service best practice
  • TaskSelect real-time projects for implementing these practices
  • Key ResultSuccessfully complete 4 relevant industry-recognized certifications
  • TaskComplete and pass all certification exams
  • TaskIdentify and enroll in four industry-recognized certification programs
  • TaskEstablish a study schedule for each certification program

Best practices for managing your Best Practices 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

Focus can only be achieve by limiting the number of competing priorities. It is crucial that you take the time to identify where you need to move the needle, and avoid adding business-as-usual activities to your 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

Having good goals is only half the effort. You'll get significant more value from your OKRs if you commit to a weekly check-in process.

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 Best Practices OKRs

The rules of OKRs are simple. Quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly, and yearly OKRs should be tracked monthly. 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 Best Practices 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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