4 OKR examples for Communication Enhancement

What are Communication Enhancement 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.

Writing good OKRs can be hard, especially if it's your first time doing it. You'll need to center the focus of your plans around outcomes instead of projects.

We have curated a selection of OKR examples specifically for Communication Enhancement to assist you. Feel free to explore the templates below for inspiration in setting your own goals.

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

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Our Communication Enhancement OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Communication Enhancement 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 effective communication through counseling

  • ObjectiveEnhance effective communication through counseling
  • Key ResultConduct 10 counseling sessions focused on improving communication skills
  • TaskIdentify ten individuals requiring communication skill enhancement
  • TaskDesign a communication skills improvement curriculum
  • TaskSchedule and conduct 10 counseling sessions
  • Key ResultIncrease client's communication efficiency by 30% as measured by standard tests
  • TaskImplement streamlined communication platforms for client usage
  • TaskTrain clients on effective communication strategies
  • TaskMonitor and assess client's communication improvement
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% client satisfaction rates on communication improvement
  • TaskConduct regular client communication training for employees
  • TaskEstablish a process for collecting client feedback regularly
  • TaskImplement weekly touch-point meetings with clients

OKRs to enhance communication tools for internal project members

  • ObjectiveEnhance communication tools for internal project members
  • Key ResultAchieve 15% increase in project collaboration as measured by communication platform analytics
  • TaskPromote and facilitate open project discussions
  • TaskImplement regular team meetings to review project progress
  • TaskIntroduce new communication platform with analytics
  • Key ResultProvide efficient communication suite to 100% of team members
  • TaskEvaluate existing communication tools for suitability and efficiency
  • TaskSelect and purchase optimal communication suite for team
  • TaskTrain all team members on using the new communication suite
  • Key ResultConduct training sessions to improve mastery of communication tools for 90% of staff
  • TaskIdentify necessary communication tools for staff training
  • TaskImplement training sessions for all staff members
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive training course on these tools

OKRs to enhance impactful self-communication skills

  • ObjectiveEnhance impactful self-communication skills
  • Key ResultApply new communication skills to receive positive feedback from 5 colleagues
  • TaskExhibit positivity in body language and tone
  • TaskUse constructive responses when giving feedback
  • TaskPractice active listening during office conversations
  • Key ResultAttend minimum 3 work communication improvement workshops
  • TaskSchedule and attend these workshops
  • TaskSelect and register for three suitable workshops
  • TaskResearch different communication improvement workshops
  • Key ResultRead at least 2 books on effective self-communication
  • TaskPurchase or borrow selected books
  • TaskResearch and select two books on effective self-communication
  • TaskDedicate time daily to read both books

OKRs to to maximize clarity and reach in resident communication

  • ObjectiveTo maximize clarity and reach in resident communication
  • Key ResultReduce turnaround time for resident queries by 30% through proactive communication
  • TaskImplement efficient resident communication software
  • TaskEstablish a dedicated resident queries response team
  • TaskTrain staff in proactive query resolution techniques
  • Key ResultImplement 2 new communication channels to increase resident engagement by 50%
  • TaskDevelop a rollout strategy for implementing these channels
  • TaskIdentify two new potential communication channels for resident engagement
  • TaskTrack and evaluate the increase in resident engagement
  • Key ResultConduct 3 resident surveys to identify areas for communication improvement
  • TaskDevelop a concise resident survey focusing on communication
  • TaskDistribute the survey to 3 selected residents
  • TaskAnalyze survey responses for areas of improvement

Best practices for managing your Communication Enhancement 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 Communication Enhancement OKRs

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

We recommend using a spreadsheet for your first OKRs cycle. You'll need to get familiar with the scoring and tracking first. Then, you can scale your OKRs process by using a proper OKR-tracking tool for it.

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 Communication Enhancement 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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