15 customisable OKR examples for Business Partner

What are Business Partner 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.

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 Partner 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 Partner OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Business Partner. 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!

1OKRs to secure partnerships with strategic industry leaders to drive business growth

  • ObjectiveEstablish key partnerships to drive growth
  • Key ResultIdentify and prioritize potential partners based on revenue and market share
  • Key ResultTrack the success of each partnership by setting clear KPIs and regularly measuring progress
  • Key ResultDevelop a compelling pitch deck and present to at least 10 potential partners
  • Key ResultSign partnership agreements with at least 3 of the identified partners

2OKRs to successfully organize 75 engaging tour groups

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully organize 75 engaging tour groups
  • Key ResultPartner with 80 local businesses for food, transportation, and attraction packages
  • TaskFormalize agreements and prepare package details
  • TaskIdentify and list potential local businesses for partnership
  • TaskDevelop and pitch partnership proposals to each business
  • Key ResultOnboard and train at least 10 dedicated tour guides for improved tour quality
  • TaskCarry out in-depth training for selected individuals
  • TaskInterview possible candidates for tour guide positions
  • TaskAssign each guide to specific tour routes
  • Key ResultFinalize 78 diverse and engaging itineraries to attract a broad audience
  • TaskConfirm all itinerary dates and destinations
  • TaskReview and update activities within each itinerary
  • TaskFinalize and approve all itinerary descriptions

3OKRs to successfully manage strategic partnership

    4OKRs to strengthen strategic partnership for maximum business growth

    • ObjectiveStrengthen strategic partnership for maximum business growth
    • Key ResultIncrease partnership revenue by 20% through joint marketing campaigns and collaborative sales efforts
    • TaskIdentify potential partners with complementary products/services for joint marketing campaigns
    • TaskCollaborate with partners to create and implement effective sales strategies and tactics
    • TaskDevelop and execute a targeted marketing strategy to promote joint marketing campaigns
    • TaskRegularly analyze and evaluate the success of joint marketing campaigns and sales efforts
    • Key ResultEstablish three new strategic partnerships with key industry players to expand market reach
    • TaskExecute and implement the partnerships, focusing on expanding market reach and achieving growth objectives
    • TaskIdentify potential industry players that align with our strategic goals and market objectives
    • TaskNegotiate mutually beneficial terms and agreements with the selected strategic partners
    • TaskInitiate contact and engage in conversations to explore partnership opportunities with identified industry players
    • Key ResultImprove customer retention rate by 15% through enhanced partner engagement and support programs
    • TaskLaunch a partner feedback survey to gather insights and identify areas for improvement
    • TaskCreate a dedicated partner portal with resources to enhance collaboration and knowledge sharing
    • TaskEstablish a proactive communication channel to address partner concerns and promptly resolve issues
    • TaskImplement regular training sessions and workshops for partners to strengthen their product expertise
    • Key ResultAchieve a 95% satisfaction rate from partners through effective communication and timely resolution of issues
    • TaskDevelop a clear and concise communication plan to ensure all relevant information reaches partners
    • TaskImplement weekly check-ins with partners to address any concerns and provide updates
    • TaskConduct periodic surveys and feedback sessions to understand partner needs and improve satisfaction
    • TaskPrioritize issue resolution by promptly addressing partner queries and providing satisfactory solutions

    5OKRs to successful Business Launch in Africa

    • ObjectiveSuccessful Business Launch in Africa
    • Key ResultAchieve product engagement from 10,000 unique African users
    • TaskOffer tailored user-support services in local languages
    • TaskPartner with African influencers for product endorsements
    • TaskDevelop user-centered, localized marketing strategies for African markets
    • Key ResultForge and establish 3 strategic local partnerships by quarter end
    • TaskIdentify potential local businesses for partnership opportunities
    • TaskArrange meetings to discuss potential collaborations
    • TaskNegotiate terms and finalize partnership agreements
    • Key ResultGain a 5% market share in the chosen African region
    • TaskEstablish relationships with local distribution channels for product accessibility
    • TaskDevelop a targeted marketing strategy focusing on the identified local interests
    • TaskConduct market research to understand local customer preferences and buying habits

    6OKRs to establish a successful partnership with Meta

    • ObjectiveEstablish a successful partnership with Meta
    • Key ResultSecure a meeting with Meta's key decision-makers within the first month
    • TaskIdentify and research Meta's main decision-makers
    • TaskFollow up until a meeting is secured
    • TaskCraft personalized outreach messages to each individual
    • Key ResultDevelop a value-driven partnership proposal for Meta by the second month
    • TaskArrange a proposal presentation with Meta
    • TaskDraft a proposal outlining mutual value growth
    • TaskIdentify potential areas of synergy between our company and Meta
    • Key ResultSecure a signed partnership agreement with Meta by the end of the quarter
    • TaskInitiate a meeting to discuss partnership with Meta representatives
    • TaskFinalize and receive signed partnership agreement from Meta
    • TaskPresent a compelling proposal detailing mutual benefits

    7OKRs to drive business expansion through innovative strategies

    • ObjectiveDrive business expansion through innovative strategies
    • Key ResultSecure two strategic partnerships for innovation collaboration
    • TaskReach out initiating discussions for collaboration
    • TaskNegotiate and finalize partnership agreements
    • TaskIdentify potential partners aligned with our innovation goals
    • Key ResultIncrease innovation portfolio returns by at least 20%
    • TaskExpand business partnerships for diverse insights
    • TaskInvest in research and employee training programs
    • TaskImplement new technologies to optimize processes
    • Key ResultDevelop and initiate 3 new high-impact innovative projects
    • TaskFormulate project plans detailing the execution strategy
    • TaskInitiate the projects by gathering necessary resources
    • TaskIdentify potential areas for high-impact innovative projects

    8OKRs to build strategic partnerships to reach new audiences and drive customer acquisition

    • ObjectiveExpand customer acquisition through strategic partnerships
    • Key ResultAchieve a 20% increase in revenue from converted partnership leads
    • Key ResultEstablish 5 new partnerships with relevant brands in our industry
    • Key ResultIncrease website traffic by 30% through partnership-driven promotions
    • Key ResultGenerate 100 new leads by leveraging partner networks and referrals

    9OKRs to identify high-potential startups for potential investment

    • ObjectiveIdentify high-potential startups for potential investment
    • Key ResultAttend or participate in a minimum of 3 startup pitch events to expand network and discover new opportunities
    • TaskRegister and RSVP for the chosen startup pitch events
    • TaskEngage with fellow entrepreneurs and exchange contact information for future collaboration
    • TaskPrepare a concise pitch to present at the startup pitch events
    • TaskResearch upcoming startup pitch events in the local area
    • Key ResultResearch and evaluate a minimum of 20 startups with innovative and scalable business models
    • TaskConduct thorough research on each startup's business model and scalability
    • TaskCreate a report summarizing the findings and key insights from the research
    • TaskCompile a list of 20 startups with innovative business models
    • TaskEvaluate the potential of each startup based on identified criteria
    • Key ResultConduct thorough due diligence on at least 10 startups, assessing financials, market potential, and team
    • TaskInvestigate the background and expertise of the team members in 10 startups
    • TaskSummarize the findings of due diligence in concise reports for each startup assessed
    • TaskResearch and analyze the financial statements of 10 startups for detailed assessment
    • TaskEvaluate the market potential of 10 startups through market analysis and potential growth opportunities
    • Key ResultEstablish partnerships with at least 2 trusted venture capitalists or angel investors for knowledge-sharing and potential co-investment opportunities
    • TaskReach out to the selected venture capitalists or angel investors to express interest in collaboration
    • TaskResearch and identify potential venture capitalists or angel investors with established credibility
    • TaskSet up meetings or calls with the identified partners to discuss knowledge-sharing and co-investment opportunities
    • TaskEstablish formal agreements and partnerships with the selected venture capitalists or angel investors

    10OKRs to expand and excel in the Spanish Market

    • ObjectiveExpand and excel in the Spanish Market
    • Key ResultIncrease Spanish market share by 15%
    • TaskDevelop localized marketing strategies tailored to the Spanish audience
    • TaskImprove customer service with bilingual support staff
    • TaskPartner with popular Spanish influencers for product promotions
    • Key ResultLaunch effective marketing campaigns in at least 5 major Spanish cities
    • TaskDevelop unique marketing strategies tailored for each city
    • TaskIdentify top 5 Spanish cities with the largest target market
    • TaskAllocate budget for comprehensive marketing campaigns in each city
    • Key ResultSecure at least 3 strategic partnerships in Spain
    • TaskIdentify potential partnership opportunities in Spain
    • TaskNegotiate and finalize partnership agreements
    • TaskInitiate conversations with selected businesses

    11OKRs to enhance HR's strategic partnership with business units

    • ObjectiveEnhance HR's strategic partnership with business units
    • Key ResultReduce turnover rate by 15% through retention strategies
    • TaskDevelop a comprehensive employee benefits and incentives program
    • TaskImplement systematic periodical employee performance reviews and promotions
    • TaskFacilitate consistent team building activities and trainings
    • Key ResultImprove employee engagement score by 20% through HR initiatives
    • TaskImplement regular team-building exercises and events
    • TaskConduct workplace culture improvement workshops
    • TaskEnhance communication channels for employee feedback
    • Key ResultImplement 3 new HR-related business alignment projects with positive feedback
    • TaskExecute the three chosen HR business alignment projects
    • TaskIdentify potential HR-related alignment projects
    • TaskGather feedback using post-implementation surveys

    12OKRs to robustly improve the industrial sector's market strategy

    • ObjectiveRobustly improve the industrial sector's market strategy
    • Key ResultIdentify and establish strategic partnerships with at least 3 relevant companies
    • TaskResearch companies that align with our strategic goals
    • TaskFormalize partnerships through agreements or contracts
    • TaskInitiate contact and discuss partnership opportunities
    • Key ResultSuccessfully implement 2 market strategies improving sector growth by 15%
    • TaskIdentify and analyze two potential market growth strategies
    • TaskDevelop clear implementation plans for chosen strategies
    • TaskTrack and measure the implemented strategies' growth regularly
    • Key ResultIncrease the industrial sector's market share by 10%
    • TaskDevelop and implement robust industrial marketing strategies
    • TaskConduct a comprehensive market analysis and competitor research
    • TaskImprove existing product offerings and assess potential innovations

    13OKRs to expand market reach by establishing partnerships with five new distributors or resellers

    • ObjectiveIncrease distribution partnerships to expand market reach
    • Key ResultSecure agreements with 5 new distributors
    • Key ResultIncrease brand visibility in new markets through joint marketing efforts with distribution partners
    • Key ResultDevelop and implement a comprehensive onboarding plan for new distribution partners
    • Key ResultIncrease sales revenue from new distribution partnerships by 30%

    14OKRs to enhance partnership with business for valuable audit plan fruition

    • ObjectiveEnhance partnership with business for valuable audit plan fruition
    • Key ResultInitiate 3 strategic discussions with business stakeholders to identify potential audit areas
    • TaskPrep for discussions by assessing potential audit zones
    • TaskIdentify key business stakeholders for strategic discussions
    • TaskSchedule meetings with stakeholders to discuss audit areas
    • Key ResultGenerate 5+ tangible value creation strategies born from audit insights
    • TaskBrainstorm and develop potential value creation strategies
    • TaskEvaluate and finalize top five strategies for implementation
    • TaskIdentify key insights from previous audit reports
    • Key ResultAchieve 100% progression on the determined annual audit plan
    • TaskDetermine key priorities, resources and timeframe for the annual audit
    • TaskRegularly review the audit's progress and address any issues promptly
    • TaskEnsure thorough communication with relevant personnel throughout the audit process

    15OKRs to boost profitability of innovative projects

    • ObjectiveBoost profitability of innovative projects
    • Key ResultAchieve 20% increase in revenue from innovative projects
    • TaskExecute innovative projects with high profitability potential
    • TaskDevelop unique, practical ideas for potential projects
    • TaskImplement research on trending market and customer needs
    • Key ResultSecure 10 high-value partnerships for collaborative innovation projects
    • TaskResearch and identify potential high-value partnership opportunities
    • TaskInitiate engagement and negotiation processes with potential partners
    • TaskCraft detailed and enticing partnership proposals
    • Key ResultEnhance project visibility by 50% through targeted marketing efforts
    • TaskAllocate resources for prominent online ad spaces
    • TaskDevelop compelling marketing content to attract audience
    • TaskIdentify key demographic for targeted marketing strategies

    Business Partner OKR best practices to boost success

    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 weekly OKR 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.

    How to turn your Business Partner OKRs in a strategy map

    Quarterly OKRs should have weekly updates to get all the benefits from the 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

    Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKR platform to make things easier.

    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 Partner OKR templates

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