4 OKR examples for Employees

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 understand that setting OKRs can be challenging, so we have prepared a set of examples tailored for Employees. Take a peek at the templates below to find inspiration and kickstart your goal-setting process.

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

Best practices for OKR

Your objectives should be ambitious, but achievable. Your key results should be measurable and time-bound. It can also be helfpul to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Building your own 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.

- Use our free OKRs generator
- Use Tability, a complete platform to set and track OKRs and initiatives – including a GPT-4 powered goal generator

How to track OKRs

Quarterly OKRs should have weekly updates to get all the benefits from the framework.

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.

We recommend Tability for an easy way to set and track OKRs with your team.

Check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

Employees OKRs templates

We've added Employees Objectives and Key Results, but also the initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

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
Turn OKRs into a Strategy Map

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 strengthen team communication for remote workers utilizing Slack

  • ObjectiveStrengthen team communication for remote workers utilizing Slack
  • Key ResultEnhance clarity of messages through a 15% decrease in miscommunication
  • TaskDevelop a standardized communication framework with clear guidelines for effective messaging
  • TaskConduct regular trainings and workshops on active listening and verbal/non-verbal communication
  • TaskImplement a feedback system to address and resolve any miscommunication promptly
  • TaskEncourage the use of visual aids or diagrams to supplement written or spoken communication
  • Key ResultIncrease the utilization of Slack's collaboration features by 30%
  • TaskCreate and distribute a comprehensive guide highlighting Slack's collaboration features
  • TaskEncourage team leaders to incorporate Slack's collaboration tools into their daily workflows
  • TaskRegularly share success stories and best practices of utilizing Slack's collaboration tools
  • TaskHost training sessions to teach employees how to effectively utilize Slack's collaboration features
  • Key ResultImprove participation in team channels by at least 25%
  • TaskProvide ongoing training and resources on effective communication to support increased participation
  • TaskImplement a daily reminder to encourage team members to actively participate in channels
  • TaskShare success stories of active participants to inspire and motivate others to join in
  • TaskOrganize regular team challenges to promote engagement and increase participation in channels
  • Key ResultIncrease average response time on Slack by 20%
  • TaskProvide regular training and guidance on effective and efficient communication practices
  • TaskAnalyze response time data to identify bottlenecks and areas for improvement
  • TaskImplement productivity tools and shortcuts to streamline communication and reduce response time
  • TaskEncourage team members to adopt time management techniques to prioritize and respond promptly

OKRs to improve utilization rate of employees and resources

  • ObjectiveImprove utilization rate of employees and resources
  • Key ResultEnhance employee productivity by 20% via targeted skill training
  • TaskDesign and implement targeted training programs
  • TaskIdentify key skills required for each employee role
  • TaskEvaluate individual progress after skill training
  • Key ResultDecrease resource idle time by 10% using improved allocation strategies
  • TaskImplement dynamic resource allocation software
  • TaskIdentify and analyze current resource utilization patterns
  • TaskFoster training programs about effective resource management
  • Key ResultBoost the resources usage efficiency by 15% through process optimization
  • TaskImplement technological enhancements for improved workflow
  • TaskUndertake comprehensive process audit for identifying inefficiencies
  • TaskRegularly track and analyze progress towards efficiency goals

More 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.