3 customisable OKR examples for Error Reduction

What are Error Reduction 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.

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 Error Reduction 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 customisable Error Reduction OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Error Reduction 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!

1OKRs to successfully scale up metering points for improved efficiency

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully scale up metering points for improved efficiency
  • Key ResultIncrease the number of scalable metering points by 25%
  • TaskImplement and monitor new scalable metering points
  • TaskIdentify current metering points to increase
  • TaskDraft plan for additional 25% scalable metering points
  • Key ResultReduce scaling error rate of metering points by 15%
  • TaskImplement necessary software updates to improve scaling accuracy
  • TaskIdentify and analyze current sources of metering point scaling errors
  • TaskTrain staff on accurate metering point scalings procedures
  • Key ResultImplement a tracking system to monitor and optimize scalation processes
  • TaskDetermine key performance indicators for scalation processes
  • TaskTrain staff on using the new tracking system
  • TaskSelect and install appropriate tracking software

2OKRs to streamline and optimize the payroll process

  • ObjectiveStreamline and optimize the payroll process
  • Key ResultIncrease payroll team's efficiency by providing training to enhance skills
  • TaskSchedule and implement chosen training programs
  • TaskSource relevant training programs for these skills
  • TaskIdentify skill gaps within the payroll team
  • Key ResultReduce payroll processing time by 20%
  • TaskImplement a fully automated payroll system
  • TaskOutsource payroll processing to a trusted company
  • TaskTrain staff on efficient payroll processing practices
  • Key ResultImplement a new payroll software to reduce errors by 15%
  • TaskRegularly monitor and evaluate software performance
  • TaskResearch and select an efficient payroll software
  • TaskTrain the HR team on the new software

3OKRs to streamline the process for completing monthly billing in a timely manner

  • ObjectiveStreamline the process for completing monthly billing in a timely manner
  • Key ResultDecrease billing errors by 15% through stringent quality checks
  • TaskImplement regular quality checks across all billing processes
  • TaskTrain staff in accurate billing and error prevention
  • TaskDevelop stringent auditing procedures for billing accuracy
  • Key ResultIncrease billing speed by 20% via updated software by end of quarter
  • TaskImplement chosen software and train staff
  • TaskResearch and identify potential software upgrades
  • TaskMonitor and adjust for efficiency
  • Key ResultMaintain a 100% compliance rate for billing completion by the 3rd week
  • TaskPunctually submit finalized invoices each week
  • TaskReview all pending invoices weekly
  • TaskAssess and improve billing process continuously

Error Reduction 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 Error Reduction 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

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 Error Reduction OKR templates

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

OKRs resources

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