24 OKR examples for Compliance Team

What are Compliance Team 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 Compliance Team 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 more about the OKR meaning online.

Best practices for managing your Compliance 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

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 below). 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.

Building your own Compliance Team OKRs with AI

While we have some examples below, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. There are 2 options available to you.

Best way to track your Compliance Team 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

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.

Compliance Team OKRs templates

We've covered most of the things that you need to know about setting good OKRs and tracking them effectively. It's now time to give you a series of templates that you can use for inspiration!

You will find in the next section many different Compliance Team 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 identify and address all existing compliance gaps

  • ObjectiveEnsure complete compliance across all areas of operation
  • Key ResultImplement necessary changes to meet compliance requirements and standards
  • TaskTrain employees on compliance requirements and provide ongoing education
  • TaskRegularly review and update compliance program to ensure adherence to changing standards
  • TaskConduct compliance assessment for internal processes and procedures
  • TaskDevelop and implement a compliance program with clear policies and procedures
  • Key ResultTrain all employees and contractors on compliance policies and protocols
  • TaskDevelop compliance training curriculum and materials
  • TaskSchedule and deliver training sessions for all employees and contractors
  • TaskRegularly update and refresh training materials and curriculum
  • TaskObtain signed acknowledgments of receipt and understanding from all trainees
  • Key ResultConduct a thorough audit of all compliance policies and processes
  • TaskUpdate and communicate revised policies/processes to all relevant personnel
  • TaskAddress any gaps or weaknesses identified during evaluation
  • TaskIdentify all compliance policies and processes
  • TaskEvaluate effectiveness of current policies/processes
  • Key ResultRegularly review and update compliance measures based on industry standards and regulations
  • TaskImplement necessary updates to comply with regulations
  • TaskKeep up-to-date with relevant industry standards and regulations
  • TaskIdentify areas for improvement
  • TaskEvaluate existing compliance measures

OKRs to improve compliance reviews process

  • ObjectiveImprove compliance reviews process
  • Key ResultImplement at least 3 automation tools to streamline compliance review processes
  • TaskEvaluate the compatibility and effectiveness of the identified automation tools
  • TaskTrain employees on using the newly implemented automation tools for compliance review
  • TaskSelect and implement three automation tools for the compliance review processes
  • TaskResearch automation tools for compliance review processes
  • Key ResultReduce average time to complete a compliance review by 20%
  • Key ResultIncrease compliance review completion rate to 95%
  • Key ResultEnsure 100% adherence to compliance policies and procedures during reviews
  • TaskProvide regular training sessions to employees on compliance policies and procedures
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive and easy-to-understand compliance policies and procedures manual
  • TaskEstablish consequences for non-adherence to compliance policies and procedures
  • TaskImplement a system for regular reviews and audits of compliance processes

OKRs to enhance Credatec's internal procedures for superior efficiency

  • ObjectiveEnhance Credatec's internal procedures for superior efficiency
  • Key ResultReduce process cycle times by 15% by streamlining internal systems
  • TaskImplement tech solutions for improved operations
  • TaskIdentify inefficiencies within current process cycles
  • TaskTrain employees on the updated systems
  • Key ResultBoost employee productivity by 20% through improved operational guidelines
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate adherence to improved operational guidelines regularly
  • TaskOrganize workshops to train employees on new operational guidelines
  • TaskImplement a clear, comprehensive operations manual for all employees
  • Key ResultIncrease policy compliance rate by 10% through regular training and assessment
  • TaskRemediate policy violations through targeted training
  • TaskImplement regular assessments to measure compliance
  • TaskDevelop a structured policy compliance training program

OKRs to enhance processes to support accurate and timely compliance reporting

  • ObjectiveImprove accuracy and efficiency of compliance reporting processes
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% on-time submission of compliance reports through improved project management and accountability
  • TaskImplement consequences for missed deadlines
  • TaskAssign individual responsibility for each report
  • TaskDevelop clear project timeline with deadlines
  • TaskConduct regular progress review meetings
  • Key ResultReduce compliance reporting errors by 20% through improved data gathering and validation
  • TaskImplement automated data validation processes
  • TaskEstablish clear data entry and reporting protocols for all stakeholders
  • TaskConduct regular audits of compliance data for accuracy
  • TaskTrain compliance reporting team on proper data gathering techniques
  • Key ResultIncrease compliance reporting accuracy by 15% through staff training and quality control checks
  • TaskEstablish quality control checks for compliance reporting procedures
  • TaskReview and revise reporting templates, instructions, and documentation to reduce errors
  • TaskDevelop and implement a comprehensive staff training program
  • TaskProvide ongoing coaching and feedback to staff to improve accuracy
  • Key ResultImplement automated compliance reporting processes to reduce reporting time by 30%
  • TaskImplement automation tools and procedures to streamline reporting
  • TaskTest and optimize automated compliance reporting process
  • TaskIdentify compliance reporting requirements
  • TaskAssess current reporting process and areas of improvement

OKRs to streamline financial application processes through process orchestration

  • ObjectiveStreamline financial application processes through process orchestration
  • Key ResultDecrease average process execution time by 20% compared to previous quarter
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% compliance with regulatory requirements in financial process orchestration
  • TaskImplement necessary process changes and updates to ensure 100% compliance
  • TaskIdentify gaps in regulatory compliance and develop corrective action plans
  • TaskContinuously monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the revised financial process orchestration
  • TaskConduct a thorough review of current financial process orchestration practices
  • Key ResultEnsure process orchestration platform uptime of 99.9% for seamless application integration
  • TaskConduct regular disaster recovery tests to ensure seamless application integration in case of failures
  • TaskRegularly update and patch the process orchestration platform for improved stability and performance
  • TaskImplement a proactive monitoring system to quickly identify and resolve potential issues
  • TaskSet up a redundant infrastructure for the process orchestration platform
  • Key ResultIncrease cross-application data integration rate to 95% for financial processes
  • TaskConduct a thorough audit to identify barriers to cross-application data integration
  • TaskContinuously monitor and refine integration processes to ensure high data integration rate
  • TaskProvide comprehensive training to employees on using integrated data systems effectively
  • TaskImplement standardized data formats and protocols to streamline data integration processes

OKRs to implement and maintain SOCII compliance measures

  • ObjectiveEnsure ongoing SOCII compliance
  • Key ResultConduct regular testing and auditing to assess SOCII compliance status
  • Key ResultTrain and educate all relevant teams on SOCII compliance regulations and best practices
  • Key ResultMonitor and promptly address any SOCII compliance gaps or violations identified
  • TaskEstablish a dedicated team to promptly address and resolve any identified SOCII compliance issues
  • TaskImplement corrective measures to address identified SOCII compliance gaps promptly
  • TaskConduct regular audits to identify any SOCII compliance gaps or violations
  • TaskMaintain a vigilant monitoring system to detect any new SOCII compliance violations
  • Key ResultImplement and maintain necessary controls and processes to meet SOCII requirements
  • TaskConduct initial assessment of current controls and processes to identify gaps
  • TaskDevelop and document new controls and processes to fulfill SOCII requirements
  • TaskRegularly monitor and evaluate controls and processes to ensure ongoing compliance
  • TaskTrain and educate employees on the importance and execution of SOCII controls

OKRs to obtain ISO 27001 certification

  • ObjectiveAchieve ISO 27001 certification
  • Key ResultAddress all identified non-conformities and implement corrective actions promptly
  • TaskMonitor the progress of implemented corrective actions and report any deviations promptly
  • TaskDevelop a corrective action plan outlining steps to resolve each non-conformity
  • TaskReview and document all identified non-conformities from the assessment
  • TaskAssign responsible individuals to execute the corrective actions within specified timelines
  • Key ResultPass the external audit with no major findings and obtain ISO 27001 certification
  • TaskConduct regular internal audits to ensure ongoing compliance with ISO 27001 requirements
  • TaskWork closely with external auditors to address any findings and promptly resolve them
  • TaskImplement necessary security controls and procedures to address identified gaps
  • TaskReview existing security controls and identify gaps or areas for improvement
  • Key ResultConduct a successful internal audit to ensure compliance with ISO 27001 requirements
  • TaskDevelop and implement corrective actions for identified non-compliance issues
  • TaskConduct interviews and surveys to gather feedback from employees on compliance practices
  • TaskAssess and document the effectiveness of existing security controls
  • TaskReview and update company policies to align with ISO 27001 requirements
  • Key ResultImplement necessary security controls to comply with ISO 27001 standards

OKRs to enhance internal controls for a zero-deficiency internal audit

  • ObjectiveEnhance internal controls for a zero-deficiency internal audit
  • Key ResultTrain all relevant personnel on the updated internal control processes
  • TaskIdentify personnel requiring updated controls training
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for identified personnel
  • TaskConduct evaluation post-training for effectiveness
  • Key ResultSuccessfully pass the internal audit with zero major findings
  • TaskConduct pre-audit checks to identify potential issues
  • TaskRegularly review and update company policies and procedures
  • TaskTrain staff on audit procedures and expectations
  • Key ResultImplement 100% of internal control recommendations from the previous audit
  • TaskReview past audit's internal control recommendations
  • TaskCreate an implementation plan for all recommendations
  • TaskCarry out the implementation plan effectively

OKRs to enhance MFA capabilities and user access review process

  • ObjectiveEnhance MFA capabilities and user access review process
  • Key ResultConduct user access reviews for 100% of active accounts
  • TaskResolve any inappropriate access findings
  • TaskIdentify all active accounts in the system
  • TaskReview access privileges for each account
  • Key ResultImplement an advanced MFA system with at least 95% successful user authentication rate
  • TaskMonitor and improve authentication success rate post-implementation
  • TaskIdentify a reliable advanced MFA system to install
  • TaskPlan and execute staff training on the MFA system
  • Key ResultTrain all employees on new MFA capabilities and access review processes to boost compliance by 90%
  • TaskPlan a comprehensive training on new MFA capabilities for all employees
  • TaskMonitor and track compliance rates, aiming to achieve a 90% increase
  • TaskConduct the training, focusing on access review processes

OKRs to improve the effectiveness and security of Identity Access Management (IAM) initiatives

  • ObjectiveImprove the effectiveness and security of Identity Access Management (IAM) initiatives
  • Key ResultReduce IAM-related security incidents by 20%
  • TaskImplement multi-factor authentication for IAM systems
  • TaskUpdate and enforce strict password policies
  • TaskConduct regular IAM security training sessions
  • Key ResultImplement two-factor authentication for all employee IAM accounts
  • TaskPurchase and install selected two-factor authentication software
  • TaskTrain employees on how to use the new authentication process
  • TaskResearch suitable two-factor authentication software for IAM accounts
  • Key ResultIncrease IAM user compliance rate by 30%
  • TaskImplement stricter IAM user permission policies
  • TaskProvide regular IAM user compliance training
  • TaskRegularly audit and correct non-compliant IAM users

OKRs to achieve ISO 27001 certification with an action plan

  • ObjectiveAchieve ISO 27001 certification with an action plan
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement necessary policies and procedures to align with ISO 27001 standards
  • TaskDevelop new policies and procedures to meet ISO 27001 standards
  • TaskCommunicate and train employees on the new policies and procedures
  • TaskConduct a gap analysis to identify policy and procedure gaps
  • TaskRegularly review and update policies and procedures to ensure compliance with ISO 27001
  • Key ResultConduct a comprehensive gap analysis to identify all compliance requirements
  • Key ResultSuccessfully pass the external ISO 27001 certification audit conducted by a certified auditor
  • TaskUpdate and document all necessary processes and procedures in accordance with ISO 27001
  • TaskConduct a comprehensive review of the ISO 27001 standard requirements and guidelines
  • TaskImplement a risk management framework aligned with the ISO 27001 requirements
  • TaskTrain employees on ISO 27001 procedures and their roles in maintaining compliance
  • Key ResultTrain all employees on information security awareness and best practices

OKRs to successfully launch a venture capital fund

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully launch a venture capital fund
  • Key ResultIdentify and establish connections with at least 50 potential portfolio startups
  • TaskSet up follow-up meetings with interested startups
  • TaskSend introductory emails to identified startups
  • TaskResearch contact details of potential portfolio startups
  • Key ResultSecure investment commitments worth $20 million from initial seed investors
  • TaskResearch and identify potential seed investors
  • TaskArrange meetings with prospective investors
  • TaskCraft business proposal highlighting potential returns
  • Key ResultSet up legal and compliance standards for fund operations
  • TaskIdentify relevant local and international laws for fund operations
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive compliance framework addressing these laws
  • TaskTrain employees on new legal and compliance standards

OKRs to ensure compliance through complete closing of audit findings for data governance

  • ObjectiveEnsure compliance through complete closing of audit findings for data governance
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% closure of existing data governance audit findings
  • TaskImplement corrections and verify completion
  • TaskReview all existing data governance audit findings
  • TaskDevelop a detailed rectification plan
  • Key ResultConduct two training sessions on data governance improvements and achieve 90% staff attendance
  • Key ResultImplement improvements highlighted from audit findings in 80% of relevant areas
  • TaskTrack and document all changes made
  • TaskIdentify areas needing improvement from audit findings
  • TaskPrioritize implementing changes in 80% of these areas

OKRs to provide ongoing compliance training and education to all employees

  • ObjectiveImprove compliance knowledge and adherence
  • Key ResultConduct monthly audit and review of compliance improvement with department managers
  • TaskDiscuss identified compliance gaps with department managers
  • TaskSchedule monthly compliance improvement audits with department managers
  • TaskDevelop and implement corrective action plans to improve compliance
  • TaskReview current compliance performance for all departments
  • Key ResultIncrease employee certification success rate by 20%
  • TaskImplement personalized study plans
  • TaskFacilitate group study sessions
  • TaskOffer practice exams and feedback
  • TaskProvide access to study materials
  • Key ResultLaunch 2 e-learning modules covering mandatory compliance regulations
  • TaskDevelop content for e-learning modules and ensure accuracy with legal team
  • TaskIdentify mandatory compliance regulations to be covered in e-learning modules
  • TaskTrain and disseminate e-learning modules to all employees, including tracking completion rates
  • TaskDesign user-friendly interface and incorporate interactive elements into e-learning platform
  • Key ResultConduct monthly training sessions with active participation of 90% of employees
  • TaskSchedule monthly training sessions for all employees
  • TaskSolicit feedback from employees to improve future training sessions
  • TaskCreate engaging training materials with interactive components
  • TaskMonitor participation rates and follow up with non-participants

OKRs to achieve 100% compliance with relevant industry regulations and standards

  • ObjectiveEnsure regulatory compliance in all operations
  • Key ResultEstablish a system for continuous monitoring and reporting of compliance status
  • TaskDefine metrics to track compliance
  • TaskSchedule regular compliance audits
  • TaskEstablish communication protocol for reporting
  • TaskDesign compliance reporting dashboard
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% compliance with all relevant regulations and standards
  • TaskStay up-to-date with changes to regulations and standards
  • TaskConduct regular audits to ensure compliance
  • TaskProvide ongoing training to employees
  • TaskImplement measures to address non-compliance
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement an updated compliance training program for all employees
  • TaskLaunch new compliance training program online and in-person
  • TaskEvaluate effectiveness of updated program through employee feedback and assessments
  • TaskConduct a needs assessment to identify compliance training gaps
  • TaskCreate new, engaging training materials for all job functions
  • Key ResultConduct a full audit of all operations and identify areas of regulatory risk
  • TaskIdentify gaps in compliance procedures and create action plan
  • TaskReview each operation for compliance risks
  • TaskConduct training on regulations and compliance procedures
  • TaskEvaluate existing controls and their effectiveness

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