3 customisable OKR examples for Business Continuity

What are Business Continuity 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.

Formulating strong OKRs can be a complex endeavor, particularly for first-timers. Prioritizing outcomes over projects is crucial when developing your plans.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Business Continuity 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.

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Our customisable Business Continuity OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Business Continuity. We also included strategic projects for each template to make it easier to understand the difference between key results and projects.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1. OKR to enhance the firm's business continuity plan

  • ObjectiveEnhance the firm's business continuity plan
  • Key ResultTrain every department on the business continuity plan to increase company preparedness
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for all departments
  • TaskMonitor staff comprehension and address queries after training
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive training material on business continuity plan
  • Key ResultConduct at least two BCP drills to identify and address potential weaknesses
  • TaskSchedule two Business Continuity Plan (BCP) drills
  • TaskExecute BCP drills, note all weaknesses
  • TaskDevelop solutions to address identified weaknesses
  • Key ResultDevelop a full business continuity plan covering all key operational areas
  • TaskDraft detailed contingency strategies for each area
  • TaskIdentify all key operational areas needing continuity measures
  • TaskReview and revise continuity plan regularly

2. OKR to strengthen operational self-sufficiency and resiliency within the business

  • ObjectiveStrengthen operational self-sufficiency and resiliency within the business
  • Key ResultImplement two new business continuity plans
  • TaskTest and refine the proposed business continuity plans
  • TaskDevelop two separate strategies that address these risks
  • TaskIdentify potential risks that could disrupt business operations
  • Key ResultIncrease emergency fund savings by 25%
  • TaskSet up automated monthly transfers to emergency fund
  • TaskAnalyze current budget and identify unnecessary expenses
  • TaskGenerate additional income through side jobs
  • Key ResultTrain 90% of the team on new operational procedures for better autonomy
  • TaskImplement follow-up assessments to ensure competency
  • TaskOrganize comprehensive training sessions for team members
  • TaskDevelop simplified documentation of new operational procedures

3. OKR to implement disaster recovery plan with RTO under one hour

  • ObjectiveIncrease disaster recovery efficiency
  • Key ResultProvide training on disaster recovery procedures to all relevant staff
  • TaskEvaluate effectiveness of training and adjust as necessary
  • TaskIdentify key stakeholders for disaster recovery training
  • TaskDevelop customized training plan and materials
  • TaskSchedule and conduct training sessions
  • Key ResultConduct disaster recovery test bi-monthly
  • TaskConduct test scenario walkthrough with all relevant stakeholders
  • TaskPrepare disaster recovery plan documentation
  • TaskAnalyze results, identify gaps, and update disaster recovery plan accordingly
  • TaskExecute disaster recovery test to validate plan and processes
  • Key ResultReduce RTO to under one hour
  • TaskImprove network bandwidth and reliability
  • TaskImplement automated backup system
  • TaskTest Disaster Recovery Plan regularly
  • TaskIncrease server redundancy
  • Key ResultEnsure all critical systems are covered in the recovery plan
  • TaskIdentify all critical systems
  • TaskDevelop recovery strategies for critical systems
  • TaskDetermine the impact of system downtime
  • TaskTest the recovery plan for critical systems

Best practices for managing your Business Continuity 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 Business Continuity 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 Business Continuity 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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