15 OKR examples for Efficiency

What are Efficiency 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.

Formulating strong OKRs can be a complex endeavor, particularly for first-timers. Prioritizing outcomes over projects is crucial when developing your plans.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Efficiency 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 Efficiency OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Efficiency. We also included strategic projects for each template to make it easier to understand the difference between key results and projects.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

OKRs to enhance proficiency in time management

  • ObjectiveEnhance proficiency in time management
  • Key ResultImplement a daily scheduling routine and adhere to it 90% of the time
  • TaskSet reminders for each scheduled task
  • TaskReview and adjust the routine weekly
  • TaskCreate a daily schedule outlining tasks and times
  • Key ResultComplete online time management course by mid-quarter
  • TaskComplete the online time management course
  • TaskRegister for the online time management course
  • TaskDedicate regular weekly hours for course study
  • Key ResultReduce weekly wasted time by half assessed via a time tracking tool
  • TaskImplement a time tracking tool to monitor weekly activities
  • TaskIdentify areas of wasted time and inefficiency
  • TaskDevelop new routines to streamline workload

OKRs to enhance team efficiency in managing Kubernetes across the organization

  • ObjectiveEnhance team efficiency in managing Kubernetes across the organization
  • Key ResultTrain team to achieve 100% completion of Kubernetes Advanced certification
  • TaskMonitor progress and provide additional support as needed
  • TaskIdentify necessary materials for Kubernetes Advanced certification training
  • TaskSchedule regular training sessions for the team
  • Key ResultImprove deployment speed by 25% through Kubernetes optimizations
  • TaskImplement and test optimization strategies for identified Kubernetes areas
  • TaskAudit the current Kubernetes settings and identify areas of potential improvement
  • TaskAdjust Kubernetes configurations for faster service deployment
  • Key ResultReduce Kubernetes-related errors by 20% with proactive monitoring
  • TaskRegularly update and optimize Kubernetes configurations
  • TaskSchedule routine check-ups to identify potential errors
  • TaskImplement a proactive monitoring system for Kubernetes

OKRs to optimize Trello Board for effective team OKR management

  • ObjectiveOptimize Trello Board for effective team OKR management
  • Key ResultConduct 5 training sessions on Trello usage to increase team efficiency by 20%
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive Trello training curriculum
  • TaskSchedule and conduct five Trello training sessions
  • TaskIdentify Trello features that boost team efficiency
  • Key ResultEnsure 100% of team updates their respective OKRs on Trello weekly
  • TaskIssue weekly reminder emails to update OKRs on Trello
  • TaskGive a short training on updating OKRs on Trello
  • TaskImplement OKRs review during team meetings
  • Key ResultImprove Trello Board navigation efficiency by 30% through reorganization and streamlining
  • TaskTrain team on navigation improvements to ensure smoother usage
  • TaskImplement an intuitive, uniform labeling system across all boards
  • TaskReview all current Trello boards for possible streamlining opportunities

OKRs to improve efficiency and effectiveness in facilities management

  • ObjectiveImprove efficiency and effectiveness in facilities management
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% satisfaction rate in employee facilities survey
  • TaskImplement updates and improvements based on feedback
  • TaskConduct an initial survey to gauge current satisfaction levels
  • TaskRegularly communicate improvements to employees
  • Key ResultReduce maintenance response time by 15%
  • TaskImplement an automated maintenance request tracking system
  • TaskIncrease maintenance staff availability
  • TaskTrain techs on response time reduction strategies
  • Key ResultDecrease facilities-related expenses by 10%
  • TaskRegularly maintain and repair equipment to avoid costly replacements
  • TaskImplement energy-efficient lighting and heating systems
  • TaskNegotiate lower rates with utilities providers

OKRs to enhancement of CSR initiatives' financial efficiency and impact

  • ObjectiveEnhancement of CSR initiatives' financial efficiency and impact
  • Key ResultSecure 3 new corporate sponsors for ongoing CSR initiatives
  • TaskIdentify potential sponsors within relevant industries
  • TaskFollow up with potential sponsors for feedback
  • TaskPrepare and send personalized sponsorship proposals
  • Key ResultIncrease financial contribution to CSR projects by 20%
  • TaskApprove and implement the revised financial plan
  • TaskIdentify current CSR projects' budgets and calculate a 20% increase
  • TaskReview and reallocate the overall budget to accommodate increase
  • Key ResultAchieve a 10% reduction in administrative costs related to CSR projects
  • TaskIdentify inefficiencies in current CSR project procedures
  • TaskImplement cost-effective technologies to streamline processes
  • TaskTrain staff on budget optimization practices

OKRs to enhance efficiency and speed of the help desk process

  • ObjectiveEnhance efficiency and speed of the help desk process
  • Key ResultImplement a new help desk software to streamline ticket management
  • TaskTransition current tickets to new system
  • TaskResearch and select appropriate help desk software
  • TaskTrain support team on new software usage
  • Key ResultTrain 75% of help desk staff in revised speed-focused procedures
  • TaskImplement staff training sessions on procedures
  • TaskDevelop revised speed-focused procedures
  • TaskIdentify 75% of help desk staff for training
  • Key ResultDecrease average initial response time by 30%
  • TaskImplement streamlined customer service procedures
  • TaskRegularly monitor and evaluate response times
  • TaskTrain staff on efficient response techniques

OKRs to enhance efficiency and productivity in development within the team

  • ObjectiveEnhance efficiency and productivity in development within the team
  • Key ResultImprove problem-solving capabilities by 40% in resolving coding issues
  • TaskSeek mentorship from senior coders for guidance
  • TaskPractice resolving issues with more complex code
  • TaskEnroll in advanced coding and problem-solving workshops
  • Key ResultDeliver four high-quality projects within agreed upon timelines and standards
  • TaskMaintain continual progress monitoring for quality assurance
  • TaskEstablish clear timelines and standards for each project
  • TaskImplement effective communication amongst project team members
  • Key ResultIncrease engagement and participation in weekly team development reviews by 100%
  • TaskSend reminder notifications prior to weekly development review meetings
  • TaskIncentivize active participation with rewards recognizing valuable input
  • TaskEnsure agenda topics are relevant and engaging for all team members

OKRs to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of administrative support

  • ObjectiveEnhance the efficiency and effectiveness of administrative support
  • Key ResultIncrease task completion rate by 30% without compromising on quality
  • TaskImplement productivity tools to streamline workflow and improve efficiency
  • TaskEvaluate, monitor and adjust workload distribution regularly
  • TaskIncorporate regular employee training and skill development
  • Key ResultStreamline workflow by implementing an effective scheduling system
  • TaskEvaluate current workflow for areas of inefficiency
  • TaskImplement selected system and train staff
  • TaskResearch effective scheduling systems
  • Key ResultReduce administrative errors by 20% through improved systems and training
  • TaskRegularly review and update system protocols
  • TaskImplement updated, more intuitive administrative systems
  • TaskConduct comprehensive staff training on new systems

OKRs to improve cost efficiency through optimal resource allocation

  • ObjectiveImprove cost efficiency through optimal resource allocation
  • Key ResultReduce waste in resource allocation by identifying and eliminating non-essential expenses by 20%
  • TaskImplement and monitor the expense reduction plan
  • TaskIdentify non-essential expenses in current resource allocation
  • TaskCreate a plan to reduce these expenses by 20%
  • Key ResultReduce overall operational costs by 10% through careful cost monitoring and control
  • TaskImplement regular audits to identify unnecessary expenses
  • TaskEnforce strict budgeting and reduce waste
  • TaskIntroduce cost tracking systems in all departments
  • Key ResultIncrease resource utilization rate by 15% while maintaining performance quality
  • TaskImplement efficient resource allocation strategies
  • TaskProvide regular training for optimal resource utilization
  • TaskMonitor and optimize resource usage regularly

OKRs to optimize payroll process for efficiency

  • ObjectiveOptimize payroll process for efficiency
  • Key ResultReduce manual payroll processes by 40% to minimize human error
  • TaskImplement automated payroll software system in the company
  • TaskTrain HR employees on using the new software
  • TaskMonitor and adjust software for efficiency
  • Key ResultIncrease payroll automation by 50% for enhanced productivity
  • TaskEvaluate and adjust operations for continuous improvement
  • TaskTrain staff members on new automated payroll systems
  • TaskResearch and select advanced payroll automation software
  • Key ResultAchieve 30% reduction in payroll processing time by improving workflow
  • TaskImplementing automated payroll software or system
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate redundant payroll processing steps
  • TaskTrain staff on efficient payroll processing procedures

OKRs to automate IT processes for increased efficiency

  • ObjectiveStreamline IT processes for optimal productivity
  • Key ResultImplement a comprehensive IT management system to track incidents and resolve them
  • Key ResultIncrease customer satisfaction by 20% through faster resolution of IT issues
  • Key ResultAutomate 80% of repetitive tasks across all IT departments
  • Key ResultReduce mean time to resolve IT issues by 50% through process automation

OKRs to improve IT Service Management process efficiency and efficacy

  • ObjectiveImprove IT Service Management process efficiency and efficacy
  • Key ResultImplement two new service improvement projects
  • TaskIdentify areas in the service sector that need improvement
  • TaskCommence execution of the project plan steps
  • TaskDevelop detailed project plans for improvements
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% service request satisfaction
  • TaskSolicit and incorporate feedback from service users
  • TaskRegularly train staff to improve quality of customer service
  • TaskImplement a system for tracking and resolving requests efficiently
  • Key ResultReduce system-related incidents by 20%
  • TaskTrain staff on correct system usage
  • TaskImplement regular system maintenance and upgrades
  • TaskEnhance system security measures

OKRs to improve delivery efficiency using our in-house tool

  • ObjectiveImprove delivery efficiency using our in-house tool
  • Key ResultReduce the average order delivery time by 20%
  • TaskIncrease efficiency in the inventory management system
  • TaskStreamline the order processing workflow
  • TaskEstablish faster shipping partnerships
  • Key ResultDecrease delivery related customer complaints by 30%
  • TaskImplement stricter quality control measures for packing
  • TaskTrain staff in effective customer service
  • TaskImprove delivery speed through optimized routes
  • Key ResultIncrease overall customer satisfaction rating to 90%
  • TaskEnhance customer service training for employees
  • TaskImprove product/service based on feedback
  • TaskImplement regular customer satisfaction surveys

OKRs to amplify efficiency and scalability of Business Operations' internal processes

  • ObjectiveAmplify efficiency and scalability of Business Operations' internal processes
  • Key ResultIncrease team's operational efficiency by 25% through process automation and training
  • Key ResultReduce operational delays and errors by 30% via enhanced internal quality controls
  • TaskMonitor and assess performance for continuous improvement
  • TaskTrain employees on revised operational procedures
  • TaskImplement stringent quality control checks at each stage
  • Key ResultExpand the volume capacity by 20% through better resource allocation and staffing strategies
  • TaskReview current resource allocation for efficiency improvements
  • TaskImplement optimal staffing strategies to increase productivity
  • TaskSource additional resources to accommodate 20% volume increase

OKRs to increase platform onboarding efficiency

  • ObjectiveIncrease platform onboarding efficiency
  • Key ResultIncrease user satisfaction rating for onboarding process to 4.5 out of 5
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% completion rate for onboarding tasks
  • Key ResultDecrease average onboarding time by 10%
  • Key ResultReduce onboarding support tickets by 20% through improved self-service resources
  • TaskImplement a user-friendly FAQ page addressing common onboarding queries and concerns
  • TaskDevelop video tutorials to visually guide users through the onboarding process
  • TaskRevamp knowledge base content with clear and detailed instructions for onboarding steps
  • TaskConduct regular surveys to gather feedback and identify areas for further improvement

Best practices for managing your Efficiency 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 πŸ‘‡

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

Focus can only be achieve by limiting the number of competing priorities. It is crucial that you take the time to identify where you need to move the needle, and avoid adding business-as-usual activities to your 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

Having good goals is only half the effort. You'll get significant more value from your OKRs if you commit to a weekly check-in process.

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 Efficiency OKRs

Your quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly in order to get all the benefits of the OKRs 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 Efficiency OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

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