5 OKR examples for Financial Planner

What are Financial Planner 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.

Crafting effective OKRs can be challenging, particularly for beginners. Emphasizing outcomes rather than projects should be the core of your planning.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Financial Planner 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.

Building your own Financial Planner OKRs with AI

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Our Financial Planner OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Financial Planner 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!

OKRs to achieve personal and financial stability

  • ObjectiveAchieve personal and financial stability
  • Key ResultSpend less than monthly income to create savings buffer of 15%
  • TaskCut back on unnecessary costs
  • TaskEstablish a strict monthly budget plan
  • TaskAllocate 15% of every paycheck to savings
  • Key ResultSecure steady income by landing a full time job
  • TaskUpdate and optimize your resume to highlight relevant skills and experiences
  • TaskPrep and practice for potential job interviews
  • TaskResearch and apply to job openings in your chosen field
  • Key ResultAttend 1 personal development workshop per month to enhance emotional stability
  • TaskRegister and pay for selected workshops
  • TaskParticipate fully in each workshop
  • TaskResearch and find upcoming personal development workshops

OKRs to grow personal net worth to $1m through strategic investments and savings

  • ObjectiveGrow personal net worth to $1m through strategic investments and savings
  • Key ResultInvest 30% of saved income wisely in high-yield platforms
  • TaskAllocate 30% of saved income for investment
  • TaskStrategically invest funds in chosen platforms
  • TaskIdentify high-yield investment platforms with a good reputation
  • Key ResultLimit expenses to save 50% of each month's income
  • TaskEstablish a consistent habit of depositing savings first
  • TaskSplurge on necessities only to cut down on extra expenses
  • TaskConsider cost-effective versions of daily used items
  • Key ResultIncrease passive income by 30% through evaluation and portfolio diversification
  • TaskResearch diverse investment opportunities for higher returns
  • TaskAnalyze current portfolio to identify underperforming assets
  • TaskAllocate investments strategically to profitable assets

OKRs to enhance spendability for improved customer satisfaction

  • ObjectiveEnhance spendability for improved customer satisfaction
  • Key ResultImplement 2 new customer-focused promotional campaigns
  • TaskExecute and monitor the promotional campaigns
  • TaskIdentify potential customer needs and interests for promotional campaigns
  • TaskDevelop strategies and materials for two new campaigns
  • Key ResultIncrease monthly budget allocation to customers by 20%
  • TaskImplement the new increased budget into the financial plan
  • TaskDetermine a 20% increase of these individual amounts
  • TaskCalculate the current budget allocation for each customer
  • Key ResultImprove customer service training to decrease complaints by 30%
  • TaskImplement comprehensive customer service training program
  • TaskAddress complaint areas during team coaching sessions
  • TaskMonitor and assess staff's interaction with customers

OKRs to successfully save money to build an investment fund

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully save money to build an investment fund
  • Key ResultSet aside 20% of monthly income to a dedicated savings account
  • TaskOpen a separate savings account for monthly deposits
  • TaskSet up monthly automatic transfers to savings account
  • TaskCalculate 20% of anticipated monthly income
  • Key ResultResearch and select 2-3 potential investment opportunities
  • TaskConduct thorough research on potential investment opportunities
  • TaskDefine specific criteria for selecting investment opportunities
  • TaskChoose 2-3 investments that meet your criteria
  • Key ResultReduce unnecessary expenditure by 15% to increase savings
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate all nonessential expenses
  • TaskRegularly review and adjust the budget plan
  • TaskUtilize cash over credit to avoid overspending

OKRs to grow personal net worth to $1M

  • ObjectiveGrow personal net worth to $1M
  • Key ResultInvest 30% of income in high-yield, low-risk opportunities
  • TaskAllocate funds towards selected investment opportunities
  • TaskDetermine the amount equalling 30% of your yearly income
  • TaskResearch high-yield, low-risk investment options
  • Key ResultIncrease monthly income by 50% through diversifying income streams
  • TaskLearn and engage in e-commerce or online business opportunities
  • TaskExplore and invest in a variety of income generating assets
  • TaskStart a side job or freelance work related to your skills
  • Key ResultReduce monthly expenses by 20% through budgeting and disciplined spending
  • TaskEstablish a strict weekly budget and stick to it
  • TaskCut out unnecessary expenses such as dining out
  • TaskRegularly review and adjust spending habits

Best practices for managing your Financial Planner 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 Financial Planner OKRs

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 Financial Planner 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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