3 customisable OKR examples for Global Operations

What are Global Operations 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.

OKRs are quickly gaining popularity as a goal-setting framework. But, it's not always easy to know how to write your goals, especially if it's your first time using OKRs.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Global Operations 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 Global Operations OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Global Operations. 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 establish efficient global operational setup

  • ObjectiveEstablish efficient global operational setup
  • Key ResultDecrease global operational inefficiencies by 30%
  • TaskConduct a thorough audit of current operational practices
  • TaskImplement advanced automation and AI solutions
  • TaskDevelop and execute comprehensive staff training programs
  • Key ResultImplement operational processes in 3 new international locations
  • TaskRegularly review and adjust processes as needed
  • TaskIdentify specific operational processes necessary for each location
  • TaskTrain local staff on implementing these processes
  • Key ResultIncrease global staff operational training completion rate by 50%
  • TaskOffer incentives for completing staff operational training
  • TaskSimplify the training process to improve user engagement
  • TaskImplement mandatory participation in operational training programs

2OKRs to standardize all global processes

  • ObjectiveStandardize all global processes
  • Key ResultAchieve an 80% consistency score on the execution of standardized processes
  • TaskContinuously track and improve your performance
  • TaskRegularly practice and execute these processes
  • TaskReview and understand the standardized processes thoroughly
  • Key ResultImplement standard operating procedures across 70% of global processes
  • TaskIdentify key processes that require standard operating procedures
  • TaskDevelop and disseminate standard operating procedures
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate implementation success
  • Key ResultTrain 90% of global teams on the standardized processes
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive training material on standardized processes
  • TaskSchedule global virtual training sessions
  • TaskMonitor and assess staff comprehension and progress

3OKRs to implement an Efficient, Global Community of Practice (CoP) Model

  • ObjectiveImplement an Efficient, Global Community of Practice (CoP) Model
  • Key ResultDecrease resource usage through efficiency measures by 15%
  • TaskConduct regular checks to identify wasteful processes
  • TaskProvide staff training on resource-efficient practices
  • TaskImplement energy-saving equipment across all operations
  • Key ResultIncrease global CoP participation by 25%
  • TaskDevelop engaging CoP programs and initiatives globally
  • TaskImplement strategic marketing to target potential CoP participants
  • TaskEnhance online platforms for greater CoP outreach
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% satisfaction rate in CoP member surveys on efficiency outcomes
  • TaskDevelop and continually improve effective communication within CoP
  • TaskImplement regular training for CoP members on efficiency strategies
  • TaskSolicit and implement member feedback on efficiency processes

Global Operations 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

Focus can only be achieve by limiting the number of competing priorities. It is crucial that you take the time to identify where you need to move the needle, and avoid adding business-as-usual activities to your 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

Having good goals is only half the effort. You'll get significant more value from your OKRs if you commit to a weekly check-in process.

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 Global Operations 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 Global Operations 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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