15 OKR examples for Design Team Manager

What are Design Team Manager 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.

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

We have a collection of OKRs examples for Design Team Manager to give you some inspiration. You can use any of the templates below as a starting point for your OKRs.

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

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Our Design Team Manager OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Design Team Manager 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 achieve targeted design goals next quarter

  • ObjectiveAchieve targeted design goals next quarter
  • Key ResultIncrease design productivity by 20% using time management strategies
  • TaskPrioritize design tasks based on urgency and importance
  • TaskMinimize distractions during high productivity hours
  • TaskImplement a strict schedule for design tasks with time limits
  • Key ResultImprove client satisfaction rate by 15%with enhanced design quality
  • TaskTrain design team in best satisfaction practices
  • TaskRegularly ask clients for design feedback
  • TaskImplement rigorous quality checks for design enhancements
  • Key ResultComplete 100% of design projects before scheduled deadlines
  • TaskPrioritize projects based on due dates and complexity
  • TaskRegularly monitor progress and adjust schedule if needed
  • TaskAllocate sufficient time daily to work on designs

OKRs to enhance wire harnesses through prototyping and continuous improvement

  • ObjectiveEnhance wire harnesses through prototyping and continuous improvement
  • Key ResultPrototype 3 new designs of automotive wire harnesses for testing
  • TaskArrange testing and data collection process on prototypes
  • TaskSketch initial concepts for 3 different automotive wire harness designs
  • TaskDevelop physical prototypes based on finalized design sketches
  • Key ResultReduce wire harness production defects by 20%
  • TaskProvide comprehensive training on wire harness assembly
  • TaskImplement routine quality checks during production
  • TaskPurchase upgraded, precision manufacturing equipment
  • Key ResultIncrease process efficiency to reduce production time by 15%
  • TaskOptimize workflow by identifying and removing unnecessary steps
  • TaskTrain staff in lean manufacturing techniques
  • TaskImplement time-tracking software for accurate productivity assessment

OKRs to increase design competency and productivity for high-quality outputs

  • ObjectiveIncrease design competency and productivity for high-quality outputs
  • Key ResultAttain and maintain a 90% satisfaction rating from internal teams for all design projects
  • TaskConduct regular feedback surveys with internal teams after each project
  • TaskImplement suggested improvements from feedback promptly and efficiently
  • TaskProvide continuous training and development for the design team
  • Key ResultComplete a comprehensive graphic design course with 85% or higher score
  • TaskSchedule regular study hours for course materials
  • TaskEnroll in a reputable graphic design course
  • TaskComplete all assignments and exams timely
  • Key ResultProduce 15% more design projects as compared to last quarter
  • TaskIncrease weekly design output through efficient time management strategies
  • TaskInvest in new design software to streamline workflow
  • TaskDelegate smaller tasks to free up design production time

OKRs to implement an efficient vendor invoice tracker

  • ObjectiveImplement an efficient vendor invoice tracker
  • Key ResultValidate the prototype with at least 3 different members of the talent acquisition team
  • TaskSchedule feedback sessions with each member
  • TaskIdentify three team members for prototype validation
  • TaskShare the prototype with selected team members
  • Key ResultDesign a comprehensive prototype of the invoice tracker within 4 weeks
  • TaskDraft preliminary design and functionality notes for invoice tracker
  • TaskDevelop and refine prototype based on initial design plans
  • TaskConduct thorough tests and improve upon the prototype
  • Key ResultEnsure 90% of vendor invoices are processed through the tracker by project end
  • TaskMonitor tracking system regularly to assess progress
  • TaskTrain staff on proper invoice tracking procedures
  • TaskImplement invoice tracking system for vendor billings

OKRs to enhance creative innovation prowess in apparel design

  • ObjectiveEnhance creative innovation prowess in apparel design
  • Key ResultSecure 3 partnerships with fashion-forward influencers for collaboration and promotion
  • TaskDraft personalized collaboration proposals for influencers
  • TaskIdentify potential influencers who align with brand aesthetic
  • TaskInitiate outreach and negotiation with selected influencers
  • Key ResultFacilitate 5 design thinking and creative workshops for the design team
  • TaskSchedule dates for all five workshops
  • TaskIdentify expert professionals to run the workshops
  • TaskPrepare content and materials needed for workshops
  • Key ResultDevelop and launch 10 unique and trendsetting clothing line collections
  • TaskConduct thorough research on current fashion trends and demands
  • TaskDesign and produce sample pieces for each collection
  • TaskPlan and execute an engaging marketing and launch event

OKRs to improve efficiency and effectiveness of our CRM system

  • ObjectiveImprove efficiency and effectiveness of our CRM system
  • Key ResultIncrease sales productivity by 25% through better CRM system integration with sales processes
  • TaskImplement necessary upgrades and modifications to CRM system for seamless integration
  • TaskAnalyze current CRM system and identify areas for improvement and integration
  • TaskMonitor and measure sales productivity regularly to track progress and make further adjustments
  • TaskTrain sales team on effective utilization of CRM system and integrated sales processes
  • Key ResultImprove customer satisfaction by achieving a 15% increase in CRM system usability
  • TaskRegularly monitor user feedback and make incremental adjustments to enhance CRM system usability
  • TaskCollaborate with UX designers to redesign the user interface based on user feedback
  • TaskConduct user research to identify pain points and areas for improving CRM system usability
  • TaskImplement training sessions to educate employees on how to effectively utilize CRM features
  • Key ResultReduce time spent on data entry by 30% through automation and streamlined processes
  • TaskImplement data entry automation tools and software
  • TaskAnalyze data entry processes and identify bottlenecks for streamlining
  • TaskTrain employees on efficient data entry techniques and tools
  • TaskRegularly monitor and evaluate data entry processes for ongoing improvements
  • Key ResultIncrease user adoption rate of the new CRM system by 20%
  • TaskImplement regular communication channels to share success stories and benefits of the CRM system
  • TaskAssign CRM system ambassadors who can provide ongoing support and guidance to users
  • TaskProvide comprehensive training sessions for all employees on using the new CRM system
  • TaskOffer incentives and rewards for employees who actively use and promote the CRM system

OKRs to amplify our product's feature set

  • ObjectiveAmplify our product's feature set
  • Key ResultDevelop and deploy five new user-requested features by the end of the period
  • TaskDesign, develop and test each new feature
  • TaskIncorporate feedback and deploy new features
  • TaskPrioritize the top five user-requested features from feedback
  • Key ResultAchieve at least 90% user satisfaction ratings for all newly developed features
  • TaskImplement user feedback into feature improvements
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive user testing for new features
  • TaskRegularly track and evaluate user satisfaction
  • Key ResultImprove feature implementation rate by 30% through workflow optimizations
  • TaskProvide team training on efficient workflow processes
  • TaskImplement automation for repetitive manual tasks
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate unproductive tasks from the workflow

OKRs to increase revenue and lead generation

  • ObjectiveIncrease revenue and lead generation
  • Key ResultIncrease conversion rate by 15% through better website optimization and UX
  • TaskImprove website navigation and user flow for a seamless user experience
  • TaskConduct a thorough website audit to identify areas for optimization
  • TaskA/B test different landing page designs to identify the most effective layout
  • TaskStreamline the checkout process to reduce friction and increase conversions
  • Key ResultImprove lead response time to an average of less than 1 hour
  • TaskAssign dedicated staff members to monitor and respond to leads promptly
  • TaskProvide regular training to employees on effective and timely lead communication techniques
  • TaskStreamline lead routing and distribution process to reduce response time
  • TaskImplement an automated lead email notification system for immediate response
  • Key ResultIncrease monthly revenue by 10% compared to previous quarter
  • TaskLaunch targeted marketing campaign to attract new customers
  • TaskImprove product pricing strategy to increase customer spend
  • TaskOffer discounts or promotions to incentivize repeat purchases
  • TaskEnhance customer experience to encourage higher customer satisfaction and retention
  • Key ResultGenerate 50% more qualified leads through targeted marketing campaigns
  • TaskCreate compelling and personalized content to engage target audience and drive conversions
  • TaskImplement a data-driven approach to optimize marketing channels and increase lead generation
  • TaskConduct market research to identify target audience's preferences and pain points
  • TaskContinuously analyze campaign performance and make necessary adjustments to maximize qualified leads

OKRs to secure the buy-in from the leadership of the 5 MAYD clusters on our strategy

  • ObjectiveSecure the buy-in from the leadership of the 5 MAYD clusters on our strategy
  • Key ResultConduct 5 customized persuasive presentations for each MAYD cluster's leadership
  • TaskCreate compelling graphics and content for five presentations
  • TaskIdentify key points for each MAYD cluster's personalized presentation
  • TaskSchedule and conduct the presentations for each cluster's leadership
  • Key ResultSecure formal written agreement from at least 4 of the 5 cluster heads on strategy
  • TaskSend drafted agreement to the 5 cluster heads
  • TaskDraft detailed strategy agreement for cluster head approval
  • TaskFollow up for signatures of at least 4 heads
  • Key ResultOutline benefits and get a 75% positive initial feedback from MAYD cluster heads
  • TaskConduct survey to gauge initial feedback
  • TaskIdentify and list benefits of MAYD cluster heads
  • TaskPrepare comprehensive presentation highlighting benefits

OKRs to drive customer engagement through product flyers

  • ObjectiveDrive customer engagement through product flyers
  • Key ResultAchieve 15% response rate to product flyers sent
  • TaskInclude a compelling call-to-action on each flyer
  • TaskRegularly track and analyze flyer response rates
  • TaskCreate engaging, attention-grabbing flyer designs
  • Key ResultMail out 100% of product flyers to customer base
  • TaskSend product flyers to all addresses via mail
  • TaskPrint out sufficient copies of the product flyers
  • TaskCompile a list of all customer addresses
  • Key ResultDesign and print 500 product flyers by week 3
  • TaskWrite and edit content for the flyer
  • TaskCreate a design layout for the product flyers
  • TaskSend the finalized design for printing 500 copies

OKRs to elevate the quality and impact of design solutions

  • ObjectiveElevate the quality and impact of design solutions
  • Key ResultSecure positive feedback on design improvements from 90% of project stakeholders
  • TaskCreate a stakeholder survey to collect feedback on improvements
  • TaskImplement design improvements based on stakeholder feedback
  • TaskDiscuss feedback results with stakeholders, making necessary adjustments
  • Key ResultComplete and apply comprehensive brand guidelines to at least 3 projects
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive brand guidelines based on company values and aesthetics
  • TaskIncorporate and apply brand guidelines to each project
  • TaskAssign the guidelines to three specific projects
  • Key ResultAchieve a 15% improvement in user experience scores for all projects
  • TaskTrain staff in advanced UX/UI design principles
  • TaskImplement user feedback for continuous product improvement
  • TaskRegularly test and optimize website speed and responsiveness

OKRs to increase newsletter subscriptions through website interaction

  • ObjectiveIncrease newsletter subscriptions through website interaction
  • Key ResultImplement two new call-to-action prompts encouraging newsletter sign-ups
  • TaskMeasure and report prompt effectiveness
  • TaskIntegrate prompts into website and email communications
  • TaskDesign visually appealing call-to-action prompts
  • Key ResultReduce the newsletter opt-out rate by 15% through improved content quality
  • TaskRegularly analyze unsubscribe reasons for improvements
  • TaskImplement feedback to improve newsletter content quality
  • TaskConduct a survey to understand subscribers' content preferences
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% conversion rate from site visitors to newsletter sign-ups
  • TaskImplement engaging pop-ups for the newsletter
  • TaskOffer exclusive content upon newsletter subscription
  • TaskImprove site design for easy access to sign-up forms

OKRs to establish and optimize a QA design team for the mobile gaming division

  • ObjectiveEstablish and optimize a QA design team for the mobile gaming division
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement a comprehensive QA design process to ensure efficient testing and bug detection
  • Key ResultHire and onboard skilled QA designers to form a cohesive and proficient team
  • Key ResultImprove time-to-market by streamlining QA design procedures and optimizing testing efficiency
  • TaskEstablish clear communication channels between QA and development teams for quick feedback and issue resolution
  • TaskRegularly evaluate and update testing strategies to ensure they align with the project's objectives
  • TaskReview current QA design procedures to identify areas for improvement and streamlining
  • TaskImplement automation tools and frameworks to increase testing efficiency
  • Key ResultEnhance customer satisfaction by reducing post-release issues and increasing positive user reviews
  • TaskImplement a streamlined feedback system to promptly address user concerns and provide solutions
  • TaskConsistently track and analyze user reviews to gain insights and prioritize areas for improvement
  • TaskConduct thorough user testing before releasing products to identify and address potential issues
  • TaskImprove product documentation and provide user-friendly resources to assist customers in troubleshooting

OKRs to enhance performance of clients' paid campaigns

  • ObjectiveEnhance performance of clients' paid campaigns
  • Key ResultIncrease average click-through rate by 15%
  • TaskSegment email lists for a more personalized approach
  • TaskImplement A/B testing to optimize email subject lines
  • TaskEnhance CTA button design to draw attention
  • Key ResultBoost campaign conversion rate by 20%
  • TaskImprove targeting efforts for more relevant user engagement
  • TaskTailor ad copy to better resonate with audience needs
  • TaskImplement A/B testing to optimize landing page design
  • Key ResultReduce cost per acquisition by 10%
  • TaskImprove website conversion rates with UX optimization
  • TaskLaunch targeted marketing campaigns to attract desired customers
  • TaskAnalyze current customer acquisition strategies for inefficiencies

OKRs to decrease average product impact across categories annually

  • ObjectiveDecrease average product impact across categories annually
  • Key ResultIncrease reusability/recyclability of products by 15%
  • TaskImplement design for recyclability guidelines
  • TaskDevelop reusable product line
  • TaskExplore partnerships with recycling organizations
  • Key ResultImplement 5 eco-friendly modifications in product design and packaging
  • TaskInvestigate biodegradable or recyclable packaging options
  • TaskResearch eco-friendly materials for product design improvement
  • TaskOrganize training on sustainability for product design team
  • Key ResultReduce product waste by 10% through improved production processes
  • TaskTrain staff on lean manufacturing principles
  • TaskImplement regular equipment maintenance for optimal efficiency
  • TaskReview and improve current production procedures

Best practices for managing your Design Team Manager 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 Design Team Manager 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.

More Design Team Manager 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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