15 customisable OKR examples for Business Team

What are Business Team 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 Team 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 Team OKRs examples

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

2. OKR to enhance in-house legal team for aggressive business growth

  • ObjectiveEnhance in-house legal team for aggressive business growth
  • Key ResultReduce legal risks and issues by 30%, enhancing expansion strategy
  • TaskStrengthen internal controls to prevent legal breaches
  • TaskHire legal consultant team to review existing policies
  • TaskImplement regular legal compliance training for all staff
  • Key ResultImprove legal operational efficiency by 25% using advance legal tech tools
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate the improvement in operational efficiency
  • TaskImplement advanced legal software for streamlined case management
  • TaskTrain staff on utilizing new legal tech tools efficiently
  • Key ResultHire and onboard four additional experienced legal professionals
  • TaskScreen applicants and conduct interviews
  • TaskPost job listings on legal employment websites
  • TaskDesign comprehensive onboarding program

3. OKR 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

4. OKR to establish a new vertically integrated business line

  • ObjectiveEstablish a new vertically integrated business line
  • Key ResultLaunch a pilot project using this business line, achieving 20% ROI
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive business strategy to ensure 20% ROI
  • TaskIdentify a suitable project for implementing the new business line
  • TaskExecute the pilot project using the developed strategy
  • Key ResultCreate a business plan incorporating these competencies by the quarter's end
  • TaskDraft a business plan incorporating the identified competencies
  • TaskIdentify and list the specific competencies required for the business plan
  • TaskRefine and finalize the business plan for presentation
  • Key ResultIdentify and define 3 core competencies relevant to the new business line
  • TaskSet clear definitions for each identified core competency
  • TaskResearch core competencies critical for success in the new business line
  • TaskEstablish relevancy of each competency to the new business

5. OKR to participate in project formulation and business case development

  • ObjectiveParticipate in project formulation and business case development
  • Key ResultContribute towards developing 2 business cases impacting project decisions
  • TaskIdentify key objectives for each proposed business case
  • TaskLay out potential impacts on project decisions
  • TaskPrepare detailed presentations summarizing each case
  • Key ResultGain proficient understanding of 4 unique business case models
  • TaskResearch and study 4 diverse business case models
  • TaskAnalyze strengths and weaknesses of each model
  • TaskApply learned concepts to real-world business scenarios
  • Key ResultEngage in 3 distinct project formulation processes by end of the quarter
  • TaskIdentify potential projects to formulate
  • TaskOutline the key objectives for each project
  • TaskFinalize and document all project plans

6. OKR to enhance innovation manager's mastery of business requirements

  • ObjectiveEnhance innovation manager's mastery of business requirements
  • Key ResultComplete 3 advanced courses on business requirements analysis by quarter-end
  • TaskComplete all coursework by quarter-end
  • TaskEnroll in these courses immediately
  • TaskSelect 3 advanced courses on business requirements analysis
  • Key ResultShow 30% improvement in speed and precision of drafting business requirement documents
  • TaskUse standardized templates to ensure consistent quality
  • TaskAttend workshops on efficient business requirement drafting
  • TaskPractice time management skills for quicker drafting
  • Key ResultInspect and accurately identify business requirements in 5 real-case scenarios
  • TaskReview company documents to understand existing business processes
  • TaskAnalyze and document findings from five case scenarios
  • TaskConduct interviews with stakeholders to identify needs

7. OKR to secure two contracts with value at least $300,000

  • ObjectiveSecure two contracts with value at least $300,000
  • Key ResultSuccessfully negotiate and close at least two contracts valued above $150,000 each
  • TaskResearch and identify potential high-value clients
  • TaskDevelop customized proposals for each client
  • TaskConduct persuasive negotiation meetings
  • Key ResultConduct 30 business proposal presentations for potential clients
  • TaskSchedule and execute 30 presentations
  • TaskCreate and refine business proposal presentations
  • TaskIdentify and research 30 potential clients for proposals
  • Key ResultIdentify and reach out to 50 potential clients by the end of the quarter
  • TaskSend outreach messages to each potential client
  • TaskDraft a personalized outreach message for each contact
  • TaskCreate a list of 50 potential clients relevant to our business

8. OKR to strengthen in-house legal team for maritime business expansion

  • ObjectiveStrengthen in-house legal team for maritime business expansion
  • Key ResultReduce legal bottlenecks slowing expansion by 30%
  • TaskStreamline legal procedures by implementing automation technology
  • TaskHire additional specialized legal staff
  • TaskRegularly review and update legal processes
  • Key ResultHire 5 experienced maritime lawyers by the end of the quarter
  • TaskSchedule and conduct final interviews, then extend offers
  • TaskPost job ads on maritime law employment websites and professional networks
  • TaskReview resumes and conduct initial phone interviews
  • Key ResultDevelop an intensive training program for new hires within two weeks
  • TaskConstruct a comprehensive training curriculum
  • TaskOrganize expert trainers and materials
  • TaskIdentify essential skills and knowledge for the job

9. OKR to develop core skills for beginner business analyst

  • ObjectiveDevelop core skills for beginner business analyst
  • Key ResultDeliver 3 industry-related analysis projects demonstrating key learned concepts
  • TaskIdentify relevant industry-related topics for analysis projects
  • TaskComplete and present all three analysis projects
  • TaskIncorporate key learned concepts into each project
  • Key ResultComplete a certified business analyst training course with at least 85% score
  • TaskAim to achieve a final exam score of 85% or higher
  • TaskConsistently study course materials for comprehension
  • TaskEnroll in a certified business analyst training course
  • Key ResultAttend 5 relevant industry webinars to improve networking and knowledge
  • TaskAttend and actively participate in each webinar
  • TaskRegister for the chosen webinars
  • TaskResearch and select 5 industry relevant webinars to attend

10. OKR to enhance business analysis skills and strategies

  • ObjectiveEnhance business analysis skills and strategies
  • Key ResultImprove current project efficiency by 15% using new business analysis techniques
  • TaskImplement effective techniques into current project workflow
  • TaskMonitor and measure impact on project efficiency
  • TaskResearch latest business analysis techniques suitable for the project
  • Key ResultDeliver 1 impactful presentation on learned business analysis concepts to team
  • TaskDevelop a presentation on key business analysis concepts
  • TaskPractice presentation for cogent verbal delivery
  • TaskSchedule a team meeting to present findings
  • Key ResultComplete 2 relevant professional courses in business analysis
  • TaskIdentify two professional courses in business analysis
  • TaskRegister for the selected courses
  • TaskConscientiously finish and complete both courses

11. OKR 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

12. OKR 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

13. OKR to enhance analysis and implementations of Power BI Reports

  • ObjectiveEnhance analysis and implementations of Power BI Reports
  • Key ResultConduct three training sessions to boost team efficiency with Power BI
  • TaskIdentify key Power BI features that need to be focused on in training
  • TaskPlan out three comprehensive Power BI training sessions
  • TaskSchedule and administer the three Power BI training sessions
  • Key ResultImplement 10 new insightful suggestions for business intelligence reporting improvements
  • TaskGather 10 innovative suggestions for enhancements
  • TaskIdentify existing reports that need improvement
  • TaskImplement suggested changes into reports
  • Key ResultImprove accuracy in Power BI reports data by reducing error rate by 20%
  • TaskImplement strict validation checks for data entry
  • TaskConduct a detailed data quality assessment for existing reports
  • TaskTrain employees on proper data handling procedures

14. OKR to boost product visibility and establish success pipeline in new markets

  • ObjectiveBoost product visibility and establish success pipeline in new markets
  • Key ResultRaise product awareness by 40% using targeted advertising in selected new markets
  • TaskImplement and monitor these targeted advertising campaigns
  • TaskIdentify potential new markets for targeted advertising efforts
  • TaskDevelop specific, appealing ads for these selected markets
  • Key ResultGenerate a 25% increase in product trial users in new markets
  • TaskLaunch targeted online ad campaigns in new markets
  • TaskCollaborate with influencers popular in potential markets
  • TaskImplement a referral program offering incentives for new users
  • Key ResultSecure 10 new, potential business partnerships for product distribution
  • TaskIdentify suitable companies for potential partnerships
  • TaskReach out to these companies with a business proposal
  • TaskSchedule meetings to discuss partnership details

15. OKR to deepen WIMU penetration in Latin America using the marketing-influenced deals approach

  • ObjectiveDeepen WIMU penetration in Latin America using the marketing-influenced deals approach
  • Key ResultAcquire 25 new WIMU partner memberships by end of quarter
  • TaskOutline and implement a referral reward program
  • TaskOrganize partnership outreach events or webinars
  • TaskCreate a compelling WIMU partner membership marketing campaign
  • Key ResultIncrease cross-border WIMU deals by 30% quarter-over-quarter
  • TaskStrengthen relationships with cross-border partners
  • TaskDevelop and implement targeted marketing strategies
  • TaskIdentify potential markets and analyse their success potential for WIMU deals
  • Key ResultEnhance marketing campaign's reach to hit 200,000 engagements across Latin America
  • TaskResearch popular social platforms in Latin America
  • TaskCreate engaging content tailored to the demographic
  • TaskImplement targeted paid advertisements

Best practices for managing your Business Team 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 Team OKRs

OKRs without regular progress updates are just KPIs. You'll need to update progress on your OKRs every week to get the full 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.

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