10 customisable OKR examples for Employees

What are Employees 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 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 our OKR guide online.

Building your own Employees 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 Employees OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Employees Objectives and Key Results, but we did not stop there. Understanding the difference between OKRs and projects is important, so we also added examples of strategic initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1OKRs 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

2OKRs to enhance operational efficiency, certify employees, and increase team revenue

  • ObjectiveEnhance operational efficiency, certify employees, and increase team revenue
  • Key ResultHave 100% of the employees complete certification courses relevant to their positions
  • TaskSet a deadline for course completion
  • TaskMonitor progress and offer support when needed
  • TaskIdentify relevant certification courses for each position
  • Key ResultReduce process lag by 20% through process optimization strategies
  • TaskIdentify key areas of the process causing delays
  • TaskImplement new efficiency measures in these areas
  • TaskAnalyze and adjust measures based on results
  • Key ResultIncrease team's total revenue by 15% through strategic sales and marketing initiatives
  • TaskDevelop and implement revenue-boosting sales strategies
  • TaskUpskill sales team with advanced selling techniques
  • TaskLaunch targeted marketing campaigns for product promotion

3OKRs to enhance leadership inclusivity across all teams

  • ObjectiveEnhance leadership inclusivity across all teams
  • Key ResultImplement inclusivity training for all team leaders by the end of the quarter
  • TaskIdentify relevant inclusivity training programs for team leaders
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for each team leader
  • TaskMonitor and report on training progress and effectiveness
  • Key ResultDecrease leadership team's turnover rate by 20% through fostering inclusivity
  • TaskEncourage open dialogue about inclusivity during team meetings
  • TaskImplement comprehensive diversity training for all management level employees
  • TaskEstablish a mentoring program that promotes inclusivity
  • Key ResultIncrease internal survey's inclusivity score by 30% among leadership team
  • TaskEncourage honest communication through anonymous feedback
  • TaskRevise survey questions to eliminate unconscious bias
  • TaskImplement mandatory leadership training on diversity and inclusivity

4OKRs to cultivate an inclusive and engaging work environment for all employees

  • ObjectiveCultivate an inclusive and engaging work environment for all employees
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% improvement in overall employee satisfaction scores
  • TaskImplement feedback changes to improve work culture and environment
  • TaskDesign and implement an employee recognition program
  • TaskConduct regular surveys to assess current employee satisfaction levels
  • Key ResultIncrease employee survey engagement rate by 30%
  • TaskImplement attractive incentives for completing the survey
  • TaskSimplify survey to reduce completion time
  • TaskCommunicate survey importance via company-wide email
  • Key ResultImplement a diversity and inclusion training program for 100% of team leaders
  • TaskDetermine the content and structure of the training program
  • TaskSchedule and communicate training sessions to all team leaders
  • TaskIdentify or hire qualified, experienced trainers for instruction

5OKRs to boost employees' understanding of corporate culture and core values

  • ObjectiveBoost employees' understanding of corporate culture and core values
  • Key ResultConduct three engaging workshops on firm's culture and values
  • TaskOrganize appropriate logistics and facilities for the workshops
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive, engaging content for each workshop
  • TaskChoose relevant subjects pertaining to firm's culture and values
  • Key ResultImplement a quarterly recognition program based on core values engagement
  • TaskDevelop criteria for recognising value engagement
  • TaskCreate a reward distribution plan for recognised employees
  • TaskIdentify and define company's core values clearly
  • Key ResultMeasure a 15% increase in correct answers on our cultural awareness quiz
  • TaskEvaluate and compare new quiz results
  • TaskImplement cultural awareness training sessions
  • TaskEstablish baseline data from current quiz results

6OKRs to boost the billability rate of employees to 95%

  • ObjectiveBoost the billability rate of employees to 95%
  • Key ResultImplement a time-tracking software to reduce unproductive time by 15%
  • TaskTrain all employees on how to use this software
  • TaskResearch and select a suitable time-tracking software
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate the software's effectiveness regularly
  • Key ResultReduce non-billable task assignments by 20% through efficient delegation strategy
  • TaskImplement a strict task monitoring system
  • TaskTrain staff on effective task delegation strategies
  • TaskAnalyze current delegation methods for efficiency problems
  • Key ResultProvide productivity boosting training to achieve at least 10% more billable hours
  • TaskMonitor and measure training effectiveness
  • TaskIdentify relevant productivity boosting training programs
  • TaskAllocate resources and schedule training for team

7OKRs 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

8OKRs 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

9OKRs to cultivate a resilient and enduring organizational culture

  • ObjectiveCultivate a resilient and enduring organizational culture
  • Key ResultTrain 75% of employees in new cultural practices
  • TaskMonitor and record employees' training progress
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for all employees
  • TaskIdentify the specific cultural practices for training
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% positive responses in culture satisfaction survey
  • TaskPromote a work environment that values feedback and improvements
  • TaskEstablish open and transparent communication channels organization-wide
  • TaskImplement regular team building activities to foster cohesion
  • Key ResultIntroduce two timeless cultural practices by quarter end
  • TaskResearch various timeless cultural practices globally
  • TaskChoose two practices appealing to our audience
  • TaskPlan and host virtual presentations introducing each practice

10OKRs 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

Employees OKR best practices to boost success

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 weekly OKR 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.

How to turn your Employees OKRs in a strategy map

Quarterly OKRs should have weekly updates to get all the 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 Employees 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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