11 customisable OKR examples for Execution

What are Execution 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 Execution 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 Execution OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Execution 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!

1. OKR to establish successful strategy execution for value realization

  • ObjectiveEstablish successful strategy execution for value realization
  • Key ResultDefine and document 3 new key operational processes to ensure strategy alignment
  • TaskDocument these processes in writing
  • TaskDefine 3 new key operational processes
  • TaskVerify process aligns with overall strategy
  • Key ResultAchieve 20% increase in KPIs directly impacted by revised strategies
  • TaskImplement relevant training for team on new strategies
  • TaskContinuously monitor and adjust strategies based on KPI results
  • TaskReview and update current strategies based on previous KPI performances
  • Key ResultImprove team's strategic alignment scores by 30% through purposeful training initiatives
  • TaskImplement regular alignment evaluation measures
  • TaskProvide constructive feedback and strategic guidelines
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive, purposeful training program

2. OKR to elevate my technical execution proficiency

  • ObjectiveElevate my technical execution proficiency
  • Key ResultComplete at least 4 industry relevant certification courses
  • Key ResultDeliver 3 complex projects using learned technical skills without major issues
  • TaskMonitor progress closely, solving issues promptly
  • TaskAllocate resources and teams for each complex project efficiently
  • TaskEstablish a comprehensive project timeline and checkpoints
  • Key ResultGet positive feedback on improved technical skills from 5 different team members
  • TaskActively utilize improved skills in team projects
  • TaskRequest feedback from team members
  • TaskEnhance technical skills through training or self-learning

3. OKR to improve and optimize team's SEO projects' execution and output

  • ObjectiveImprove and optimize team's SEO projects' execution and output
  • Key ResultReduce website bounce rate by 10% by improving landing page SEO
  • TaskImplement engaging, keyword-focused metadata for better search engine recognition
  • TaskImprove landing page content for relevancy and clarity
  • TaskOptimize loading speed to enhance user experience
  • Key ResultRank for 20 new relevant keywords on the first page of search engine results
  • TaskConduct a comprehensive keyword research for relevance
  • TaskOptimize website content based on selected keywords
  • TaskBuild high-quality backlinks using these keywords
  • Key ResultIncrease organic website traffic by 30% through effective SEO strategies
  • TaskEnhance on-page SEO including meta descriptions, title tags, and keywords
  • TaskCreate high-quality, SEO-optimized content regularly
  • TaskImprove website's loading speed for better user experience

4. OKR to develop a cohesive investor relations strategy for effective fundraising

  • ObjectiveDevelop a cohesive investor relations strategy for effective fundraising
  • Key ResultSecure commitments for fundraising from 5 potential investors following strategy implementation
  • TaskSchedule and conduct meetings with potential stakeholders
  • TaskObtain written commitments from investors
  • TaskCraft persuasive, personalized pitches for potential investors
  • Key ResultTrain 80% of team on strategy execution for secure investor communication
  • TaskMonitor and ensure 80% team participation in training
  • TaskIdentify team members needing strategy execution training
  • TaskSchedule training sessions on secure investor communication
  • Key ResultCreate strategy document involving all departments within 1 month
  • TaskIdentify key stakeholders across all departments
  • TaskSchedule meetings to discuss strategies
  • TaskWrite and revise comprehensive strategy document

5. OKR to improve knowledge of ozonation process

  • ObjectiveImprove knowledge of ozonation process
  • Key ResultReview and understand five new research articles on ozonation every week
  • Key ResultConduct two small-scale ozonation experiments for better comprehension
  • TaskPlan and prepare the experimental procedures
  • TaskGather necessary equipment and materials for ozonation experiments
  • TaskExecute the two small-scale ozonation experiments
  • Key ResultIncrease discussion and learning opportunities with experts by arranging four seminars/meetings
  • TaskPlan the logistics for the four seminars/meetings
  • TaskInvite the experts and promote the events
  • TaskIdentify potential experts in the desired field

6. OKR to enhance leadership abilities for a novice team lead

  • ObjectiveEnhance leadership abilities for a novice team lead
  • Key ResultDemonstrate improvement by leading 2 successful projects by the end of next quarter
  • TaskIdentify and clearly define two potential leadership projects
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive, deadline-oriented action plan for each
  • TaskExecute, manage, and monitor progress for both projects effectively
  • Key ResultAchieve a mean feedback score of 4+ from team members in leadership effectiveness
  • TaskImprove communication and decision-making skills
  • TaskImplement a regular and effective leadership training program
  • TaskSolicit and apply feedback from team members
  • Key ResultComplete a certified leadership training course by quarter-end
  • TaskResearch and select a certified leadership training course
  • TaskEnroll in the chosen leadership training course
  • TaskComplete the training course and obtain certification

7. OKR to implement strategic initiatives to improve execution and value realization

  • ObjectiveImplement strategic initiatives to improve execution and value realization
  • Key ResultEnhance stakeholder satisfaction by 10% through better strategic alignment
  • TaskIdentify areas of misalignment and develop improvement plans
  • TaskConduct a thorough review of current strategic alignment methods
  • TaskImplement changes and track stakeholders' satisfaction growth
  • Key ResultAchieve a 15% rise in measurable value from implemented initiatives
  • TaskIdentify areas for initiative implementation with the maximum benefit potential
  • TaskEstablish a system to track measurable value growth
  • TaskDevelop and execute strategies for selected initiatives
  • Key ResultIncrease strategic project completion rate by 20%
  • TaskConduct regular team meetings for effective communication and updates
  • TaskProvide additional training to improve employee project handling skills
  • TaskImplement project management software to track and streamline tasks

8. OKR to increase test automation coverage to 80%

  • ObjectiveIncrease test automation coverage to 80%
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement 20% more automated tests every month
  • TaskIdentify areas needing additional automated tests
  • TaskIntegrate tests into existing system
  • TaskWrite and validate new automations
  • Key ResultMaintain less than 5% failure rate in our automated tests
  • TaskProvide ongoing team training on test creation
  • TaskImplement rigorous quality assurance processes
  • TaskRegularly review and update the automated tests
  • Key ResultImprove average test execution time by 15%
  • TaskImplement more effective test optimization strategies
  • TaskUpgrade server hardware to boost processing power
  • TaskTrain staff in efficient testing procedures

9. OKR to successfully Deliver Roadmap on Schedule

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully Deliver Roadmap on Schedule
  • Key ResultAchieve 75% of roadmap milestones by the midpoint evaluation
  • TaskPrioritize tasks to ensure effective workflow and progress
  • TaskDevelop a detailed, achievable roadmap with distinct milestones
  • TaskMonitor and track progress regularly against milestones
  • Key ResultDraft and finalize the project roadmap within the first 2 weeks
  • Key ResultEnsure 100% completion and delivery of the project roadmap by quarter end
  • TaskMonitor progress regularly and provide effective feedback and assistance
  • TaskEstablish clear, achievable goals for every team member involved in the project
  • TaskDedicate specific time for addressing potential disruptions or project hurdles

10. OKR to enhance proficiency in DevOps with AWS

  • ObjectiveEnhance proficiency in DevOps with AWS
  • Key ResultEarn AWS certified DevOps engineer certification by passing the professional exam
  • TaskReview course material for AWS DevOps engineer certification
  • TaskRegularly practice with AWS hands-on labs
  • TaskSchedule and take the professional exam
  • Key ResultTroubleshoot and resolve at least 10 complex problems using AWS DevOps knowledge
  • TaskImplement solutions and confirm each problem's resolution
  • TaskDevelop strategies using DevOps knowledge for troubleshooting each issue
  • TaskIdentify and categorize ten complex problems within the AWS framework
  • Key ResultSuccessfully implement 5 DevOps projects using AWS tools and services
  • TaskSchedule project execution timeline and delegate necessary tasks
  • TaskEquip team with training on AWS tools and services
  • TaskIdentify and prioritize 5 suitable projects for a DevOps approach

11. OKR to implement a robust performance measurement system

  • ObjectiveImplement a robust performance measurement system
  • Key ResultConduct a pilot run and fix any identified issue by week 12
  • TaskConduct the pilot run during week 11
  • TaskIdentify and solve any issues by week 12
  • TaskFinalize the pilot run procedure by end of week 10
  • Key ResultDevelop automated processes for tracking these indicators by week 8
  • TaskIdentify necessary indicators for automation by week 2
  • TaskImplement and test automation process by week 7
  • TaskDesign automation process for tracking indicators by week 5
  • Key ResultIdentify and define 10 key performance indicators for system by week 4
  • TaskFinalize and define selected KPIs by week 4
  • TaskReview system functions and operation by week 1
  • TaskIdentify 10 potential performance indicators by week 2

Best practices for managing your Execution 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 👇

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 the weekly 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.

Best way to track your Execution 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

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 Execution 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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