2 customisable OKR examples for Equipment Downtime

What are Equipment Downtime 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.

Creating impactful OKRs can be a daunting task, especially for newcomers. Shifting your focus from projects to outcomes is key to successful planning.

That's why we have created a list of OKRs examples for Equipment Downtime to help. You can use any of the templates below as a starting point to write your own goals.

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

Building your own Equipment Downtime 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 Equipment Downtime OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Equipment Downtime. 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!

1OKRs to decrease equipment downtime in the water treatment plant

  • ObjectiveDecrease equipment downtime in the water treatment plant
  • Key ResultInstall predictive maintenance software on 100% of vital equipment
  • TaskBegin installing software on identified equipment
  • TaskPurchase necessary predictive maintenance software
  • TaskIdentify all vital equipment requiring the software
  • Key ResultTrain 90% of plant operators on troubleshooting and preventive maintenance
  • TaskDevelop troubleshooting and maintenance curriculum
  • TaskIdentify plant operators needing training
  • TaskSchedule and conduct training sessions
  • Key ResultAchieve a 5% reduction in equipment break-failures by end of next quarter
  • TaskBoost training on proper equipment usage
  • TaskImplement regular preventative maintenance on all equipment
  • TaskInvest in higher quality parts and tools

2OKRs to minimize unavoidable equipment downtime next quarter

  • ObjectiveMinimize unavoidable equipment downtime next quarter
  • Key ResultTrain 75% of operation team on basic troubleshooting techniques to respond quickly
  • TaskOrganize troubleshooting training sessions
  • TaskIdentify team members requiring basic troubleshooting training
  • TaskMonitor and document training progress
  • Key ResultImplement preventive maintenance on 100% of key equipment to ensure optimal performance
  • TaskInventory all key equipment for maintenance tracking
  • TaskTrain staff on proper equipment maintenance procedures
  • TaskSchedule regular inspections for each equipment
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% reduction in total hours of equipment downtime
  • TaskImplement regular preventative maintenance on all machines
  • TaskUtilize real-time monitoring systems for immediate fault detection
  • TaskInvest in up-to-date, more reliable equipment

Equipment Downtime 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 Equipment Downtime OKRs in a strategy map

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 Equipment Downtime OKR templates

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

OKRs resources

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