2 customisable OKR examples for Consulting Business

What are Consulting Business 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 Consulting Business 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.

Building your own Consulting Business OKRs with AI

While we have some examples available, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. You can use our free AI generator below or our more complete goal-setting system to generate your own OKRs.

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Our customisable Consulting Business OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Consulting Business 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!

1. OKR to establish a consulting business

  • ObjectiveEstablish a consulting business
  • Key ResultAttain a net profit margin of 25% or higher
  • TaskIncrease sales revenue through targeted marketing campaigns and customer acquisition strategies
  • TaskAnalyze pricing structures and adjust product or service pricing to maximize profitability
  • TaskStreamline business operations to reduce overhead costs and improve efficiency
  • TaskImplement cost-cutting measures and negotiate better supplier contracts to boost net profit margin
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement a marketing strategy to generate consistent leads
  • TaskImplement email marketing campaigns to nurture leads and drive conversions
  • TaskCreate engaging content and optimize website for search engine visibility
  • TaskConduct market research to identify target audience and their preferences
  • TaskUtilize social media platforms to reach and engage with potential leads
  • Key ResultSecure at least 3 clients within the target industry
  • TaskDevelop a compelling value proposition to effectively pitch to potential clients
  • TaskIdentify potential clients within the target industry through market research
  • TaskOffer a limited-time discount or incentive to encourage clients to sign up
  • TaskReach out to potential clients through personalized emails or phone calls
  • Key ResultAchieve a 90% satisfaction rate in client feedback surveys
  • TaskStreamline survey process for clients
  • TaskImplement necessary changes based on client feedback to improve overall satisfaction
  • TaskIdentify and address common issues highlighted in client feedback
  • TaskActively seek feedback from clients through various channels

2. OKR to increase revenue in my AI consulting service business

  • ObjectiveIncrease revenue in my AI consulting service business
  • Key ResultIncrease the number of new clients by 20%
  • TaskImprove online marketing efforts to enhance client reach and conversion rates
  • TaskUtilize social media platforms to promote services and attract potential clients
  • TaskEnhance customer satisfaction and loyalty to generate positive word-of-mouth testimonials
  • TaskImplement referral programs to encourage existing clients to refer new ones
  • Key ResultDecrease customer churn rate by 10%
  • TaskImprove onboarding process to enhance customer experience and minimize confusion or frustration
  • TaskOffer personalized incentives or discounts based on customer preferences and behavior
  • TaskImplement proactive communication strategies to address customer concerns and provide timely support
  • TaskConduct regular customer feedback surveys to identify pain points and areas for improvement
  • Key ResultIncrease the average contract value by 15%
  • TaskUpsell existing customers with higher-value product or service options
  • TaskOffer bundled packages or add-ons to increase the overall value of each contract
  • TaskProvide personalized and relevant recommendations to drive customers towards premium offerings
  • TaskImplement targeted pricing strategies to encourage customers to upgrade their purchases
  • Key ResultLaunch two new AI consulting service packages to attract new customers
  • TaskDevelop and design the two new AI consulting service packages with clear pricing and deliverables
  • TaskConduct market research to identify niches and determine their specific AI consulting needs
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive marketing strategy to promote the new AI consulting service packages
  • TaskLaunch the new AI consulting service packages through various digital channels and platforms

Best practices for managing your Consulting Business 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 Consulting Business 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.

More Consulting Business 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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