6 OKR examples for Cross Training

What are Cross Training 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.

Crafting effective OKRs can be challenging, particularly for beginners. Emphasizing outcomes rather than projects should be the core of your planning.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Cross Training 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 Cross Training OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Cross Training 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 ascend to a prominent leadership position within the company

  • ObjectiveAscend to a prominent leadership position within the company
  • Key ResultLead a cross-functional project showcasing collaboration and leadership acumen
  • TaskFoster teamwork through regular meetings and progress updates
  • TaskIdentify and assign responsibilities to cross-functional project team members
  • TaskDevelop and communicate project goals and timelines to all stakeholders
  • Key ResultComplete advanced management training course to enhance leadership skills
  • TaskEnroll in a suitable advanced management training course
  • TaskDiligently participate in all course sessions and activities
  • TaskImplement learned leadership strategies in daily management practices
  • Key ResultExceed current KPIs by 20% to showcase potential for greater responsibility
  • TaskImplement and track progressive success of strategy
  • TaskReview and analyze current KPIs performance
  • TaskDevelop a strategy to boost efficiency by 20%

OKRs to seek and secure a leadership role within the company

  • ObjectiveSeek and secure a leadership role within the company
  • Key ResultObtain cross-functional training in at least two other departments
  • TaskIdentify two departments to receive cross-functional training in
  • TaskRequest cross-functional training approval from respective department heads
  • TaskBegin scheduled training sessions with selected departments
  • Key ResultImplement a feedback system for continuous learning and leadership growth
  • TaskIdentify key performance indicators for leadership qualities
  • TaskEducate leaders on interpreting and applying feedback
  • TaskDesign a system for regular performance feedback
  • Key ResultLead a high-impact project related to key business objectives
  • TaskIdentify key business objectives and project alignment
  • TaskDevelop, execute and monitor a high-impact project plan
  • TaskAssemble a high-performing, cross-functional team

OKRs to enhance team cross-functionality's overall performance

  • ObjectiveEnhance team cross-functionality's overall performance
  • Key ResultIncrease team's cross-functional tasks completion rate by 30%
  • TaskImplement a cross-training program to boost overall team skillsets
  • TaskDevelop detailed workflow charts to clarify task ownership and deadline
  • TaskPromote reward mechanism for successful cross-functional task completions
  • Key ResultImplement and run bi-weekly cross-functional team meetings for project updates and learning
  • TaskPrepare update presentations for each meeting
  • TaskOrganise learning activities for sessions
  • TaskSchedule recurring bi-weekly cross-functional team meetings
  • Key ResultProvide cross-training to all team members on at least two different skills
  • TaskMonitor team’s progress and give feedback
  • TaskIdentify necessary skills for cross-training within the team
  • TaskOrganize cross-training sessions for different skill sets

OKRs to enhance soft skills through effective cross-team collaboration

  • ObjectiveEnhance soft skills through effective cross-team collaboration
  • Key ResultLead one cross-team project resulting in a 20% increase in team efficiency
  • TaskEvaluate and report the efficiency increase
  • TaskIdentify a project involving multiple teams
  • TaskDevelop and implement efficient cross-team strategies
  • Key ResultAttend two cross-department training sessions per month to expand interpersonal skills
  • TaskSchedule attendance to two sessions
  • TaskIdentify available cross-department training sessions
  • TaskParticipate actively in chosen sessions
  • Key ResultScore at least 4.5 in a peer-reviewed soft skills assessment by quarter end
  • TaskPractice and master active listening and empathy
  • TaskRequest and attentively incorporate peer feedback
  • TaskEnroll in and complete a soft skills improvement course

OKRs to enhance cross-functional collaboration in team

  • ObjectiveEnhance cross-functional collaboration in team
  • Key ResultIncrease the team's cross-functional skills by 30% by offering relevant training
  • TaskIdentify necessary cross-functional skills for team improvement
  • TaskImplement regular skill development trainings
  • TaskFind suitable training programs for these skills
  • Key ResultConduct minimum 3 team-building activities promoting inter-department collaboration each week
  • TaskIdentify suitable inter-department team-building activities
  • TaskSchedule these activities for each week
  • TaskEnsure each department's participation
  • Key ResultReduce project completion time by 15% through improving cross-functional performance
  • TaskImplement collaborative software for seamless cross-functional communication
  • TaskStreamline workflows across different departments
  • TaskProvide training to improve cross-functional teamwork

OKRs to acquire the company award for exceptional teamwork

  • ObjectiveAcquire the company award for exceptional teamwork
  • Key ResultImprove overall team performance by 35% compared to last quarter's productivity
  • TaskEnhance project management strategies
  • TaskImplement weekly performance review and feedback sessions
  • TaskIncrease training and skill development sessions
  • Key ResultLead a collaborative project successfully involving at least four different departments
  • TaskEncourage regular communication among teams
  • TaskImplement project management tools for coordination
  • TaskArrange cross-departmental meetings to discuss project goals
  • Key ResultConduct bi-weekly team-building activities resulting in higher engagement scores
  • TaskAnalyze results to continually enhance team-building approaches
  • TaskImplement measures to evaluate engagement during activities
  • TaskOutline and schedule varied bi-weekly team-building activities

Best practices for managing your Cross Training 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 Cross Training 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

Most teams should start with a spreadsheet if they're using OKRs for the first time. Then, once you get comfortable you can graduate to a proper OKRs-tracking tool.

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 Cross Training 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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