3 OKR examples for Executive Team

What are Executive Team 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.

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 Executive Team 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 more about the OKR meaning online.

Best practices for managing your Executive Team 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

Having too many OKRs is the #1 mistake that teams make when adopting the framework. The problem with tracking too many competing goals is that it will be hard for your team to know what really matters.

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

Setting good goals can be challenging, but without regular check-ins, your team will struggle to make progress. We recommend that you track your OKRs weekly to get the full benefits from the framework.

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 below). 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.

Building your own Executive Team 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.

Best way to track your Executive Team 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.

Executive Team OKRs templates

We've covered most of the things that you need to know about setting good OKRs and tracking them effectively. It's now time to give you a series of templates that you can use for inspiration!

We've added many examples of Executive Team 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!

OKRs to boost product visibility and establish success pipeline in new markets

  • ObjectiveBoost product visibility and establish success pipeline in new markets
  • Key ResultRaise product awareness by 40% using targeted advertising in selected new markets
  • TaskImplement and monitor these targeted advertising campaigns
  • TaskIdentify potential new markets for targeted advertising efforts
  • TaskDevelop specific, appealing ads for these selected markets
  • Key ResultGenerate a 25% increase in product trial users in new markets
  • TaskLaunch targeted online ad campaigns in new markets
  • TaskCollaborate with influencers popular in potential markets
  • TaskImplement a referral program offering incentives for new users
  • Key ResultSecure 10 new, potential business partnerships for product distribution
  • TaskIdentify suitable companies for potential partnerships
  • TaskReach out to these companies with a business proposal
  • TaskSchedule meetings to discuss partnership details

OKRs to enhance and Sustain High Performances in the EA Pool

  • ObjectiveEnhance and Sustain High Performances in the EA Pool
  • Key ResultImplement a new feedback system to increase employee satisfaction by 20%
  • TaskResearch and identify effective employee feedback systems
  • TaskPurchase and set up selected feedback system
  • TaskTrain staff on how to use the new system
  • Key ResultDecrease turnover rate in the EA pool to below 5%
  • TaskIntroduce competitive benefits and compensation
  • TaskImprove workplace environment through team-building activities
  • TaskImplement comprehensive and continuous training programs
  • Key ResultConduct bi-weekly training for all EAs to improve their skills by 25%
  • TaskDevelop specific training materials to enhance EA skills
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive bi-weekly EA skills training schedule
  • TaskImplement a method to measure and track skill improvement

OKRs to enhance overall efficiency in executive office management

  • ObjectiveEnhance overall efficiency in executive office management
  • Key ResultImplement a new digital record management system ensuring 0% data loss
  • TaskChoose a reliable digital record management system after extensive research
  • TaskRegularly backup and audit all the newly digital records
  • TaskTrain staff members extensively on this new system
  • Key ResultReduce administrative tasks processing time by 20%
  • TaskTrain staff on time-saving techniques and shortcuts
  • TaskEliminate redundancies in the process flow
  • TaskImplement automated software for routine administrative tasks
  • Key ResultIncrease staff productivity by 15% through employee training and development sessions
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive training programs for skill enhancement
  • TaskMonitor and assess the impact on staff productivity regularly
  • TaskImplement regular development sessions for employees

More Executive Team 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.