13 OKR examples for Industry

What are Industry 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 Industry 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 Industry OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Industry. 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!

OKRs to launch a viable startup in the tech industry

  • ObjectiveLaunch a viable startup in the tech industry
  • Key ResultHire a core team of five professionals in tech, marketing, and operations
  • TaskIdentify required skills and experience for each job role
  • TaskSchedule and conduct potential candidate interviews
  • TaskPost job vacancies on suitable recruitment platforms
  • Key ResultFinalize business plan with a detailed financial projection
  • TaskReview and refine existing business model assumptions
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive profit and loss projections
  • TaskIncorporate relevant market research into the plan
  • Key ResultSecure investment from at least three different sources for initial capital
  • TaskResearch and identify potential investors
  • TaskConduct pitching sessions to these investors
  • TaskCreate a compelling business plan

OKRs to achieve 100% compliance with relevant industry regulations and standards

  • ObjectiveEnsure regulatory compliance in all operations
  • Key ResultEstablish a system for continuous monitoring and reporting of compliance status
  • TaskDefine metrics to track compliance
  • TaskSchedule regular compliance audits
  • TaskEstablish communication protocol for reporting
  • TaskDesign compliance reporting dashboard
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% compliance with all relevant regulations and standards
  • TaskStay up-to-date with changes to regulations and standards
  • TaskConduct regular audits to ensure compliance
  • TaskProvide ongoing training to employees
  • TaskImplement measures to address non-compliance
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement an updated compliance training program for all employees
  • TaskLaunch new compliance training program online and in-person
  • TaskEvaluate effectiveness of updated program through employee feedback and assessments
  • TaskConduct a needs assessment to identify compliance training gaps
  • TaskCreate new, engaging training materials for all job functions
  • Key ResultConduct a full audit of all operations and identify areas of regulatory risk
  • TaskIdentify gaps in compliance procedures and create action plan
  • TaskReview each operation for compliance risks
  • TaskConduct training on regulations and compliance procedures
  • TaskEvaluate existing controls and their effectiveness

OKRs to establish leadership in the AI industry

  • ObjectiveEstablish leadership in the AI industry
  • Key ResultAchieve a customer satisfaction score of 90% by delivering excellent AI solutions
  • TaskContinuously monitor AI solution performance and address any customer concerns promptly
  • TaskImplement training programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of AI solution teams
  • TaskAnalyze survey data to identify areas for improvement in AI solution delivery
  • TaskConduct regular customer surveys to gather feedback on AI solution performance
  • Key ResultObtain at least two prestigious industry awards as recognition for AI leadership
  • TaskExecute AI projects with excellence and innovation to qualify for industry awards
  • TaskIdentify prestigious industry awards for AI leadership
  • TaskSubmit high-quality nominations for AI leadership awards and engage in networking opportunities
  • TaskStrategize and plan AI initiatives and projects for award-worthy achievements
  • Key ResultIncrease market share by 20% through aggressive marketing and strategic partnerships
  • Key ResultImprove employee expertise through targeted training programs, resulting in a 15% increase in technical skills
  • TaskDevelop tailored training programs to address identified skill gaps
  • TaskImplement regular training sessions with hands-on exercises and practical application
  • TaskAssess current employee skill levels and identify areas of improvement
  • TaskEvaluate and measure employee progress through assessments and feedback sessions

OKRs to establish a global presence and expand influence in the space industry

  • ObjectiveEstablish a global presence and expand influence in the space industry
  • Key ResultLaunch a successful mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station
  • TaskPerform a final launch readiness review to ensure all systems are fully prepared
  • TaskCoordinate with NASA and other space agencies to schedule the mission launch
  • TaskEnsure all necessary supplies are properly inspected, packed, and loaded onto the spacecraft
  • TaskConduct thorough testing and simulations to verify the reliability and functionality of all mission components
  • Key ResultSecure partnerships with at least two major aerospace companies
  • TaskEstablish contacts with key decision-makers at identified aerospace companies through networking opportunities
  • TaskInitiate discussions and negotiations to secure partnerships with selected aerospace companies
  • TaskPrepare and showcase our unique value proposition to potential aerospace partners
  • TaskIdentify potential major aerospace companies through market research and industry analysis
  • Key ResultIncrease market share by 20% in the satellite launch service sector
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement a comprehensive marketing strategy to promote our space colonization efforts
  • TaskCollaborate with influential individuals and organizations to amplify our marketing message and increase visibility
  • TaskCreate engaging content, including videos and articles, to educate and inspire the public about space colonization
  • TaskUtilize social media platforms to reach a wider audience and generate buzz about our space colonization efforts
  • TaskConduct market research to identify target audience and their interest in space colonization

OKRs to be the employer of choice in our industry

  • ObjectiveBecome the employer of choice in our industry
  • Key ResultReduce Time to Fill (TTF) from 60 days to 45 days
  • Key ResultReduce Cost per Hire from $1.5K to $900
  • Key ResultImprove Employee Engagement Score from 75% to 85%
  • Key ResultImprove Diversity Ratio (M/F) to 50:50
  • Key ResultIncrease Employee Retention Rate from 45% to 70%

OKRs to develop a comprehensive observability platform that exceeds industry standards

  • ObjectiveDevelop a comprehensive observability platform that exceeds industry standards
  • Key ResultIncrease data collection efficiency by 30% through optimized instrumentation and monitoring agents
  • Key ResultIncrease user satisfaction by 20% through an intuitive and user-friendly interface
  • TaskStreamline navigation by simplifying menus and reducing the number of clicks
  • TaskProvide clear and concise instructions to guide users through the interface effectively
  • TaskRevise interface design based on user feedback and usability best practices
  • TaskConduct user testing to identify pain points and areas for improvement
  • Key ResultImprove system reliability by reducing incidents and downtime by 25%
  • TaskEnhance employee training on system operations and troubleshooting techniques
  • TaskImplement proactive monitoring to detect and fix issues before they cause incidents
  • TaskConduct regular system maintenance and updates to prevent potential downtime
  • TaskEstablish backup and disaster recovery protocols for quick restoration in case of incidents
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% platform uptime to ensure continuous real-time observability for users

OKRs to secure partnerships with strategic industry leaders to drive business growth

  • ObjectiveEstablish key partnerships to drive growth
  • Key ResultIdentify and prioritize potential partners based on revenue and market share
  • Key ResultTrack the success of each partnership by setting clear KPIs and regularly measuring progress
  • Key ResultDevelop a compelling pitch deck and present to at least 10 potential partners
  • Key ResultSign partnership agreements with at least 3 of the identified partners

OKRs to expand BDR prospecting efforts into new target markets or industry segments

  • ObjectiveIncrease BDR prospecting in untapped markets/segments
  • Key ResultDevelop customized messaging for each target market/segment
  • Key ResultIdentify 3 new markets/segments to target
  • Key ResultSecure at least 2 new clients from the targeted markets/segments
  • Key ResultIncrease qualified leads generated from new markets/segments by 20%

OKRs to establish myself as a thought leader in my field

  • ObjectiveEstablish myself as a thought leader in my field
  • Key ResultBuild strategic network by connecting with 20 key influencers in the field
  • TaskIdentify 20 key influencers in your field for potential networking
  • TaskReach out to influencers via email or social platforms
  • TaskEngage regularly with these influencers to foster and maintain connections
  • Key ResultSpeak at 3 major industry conferences or webinars to share insights
  • TaskIdentify and contact 3 major industry conferences or webinar organizers
  • TaskSchedule and confirm speaking arrangements with organizers
  • TaskPrepare insightful and engaging presentations
  • Key ResultPublish five in-depth articles on industry-relevant topics in reputable journals
  • TaskIdentify five industry-relevant topics for articles
  • TaskSubmit articles to reputable journals
  • TaskWrite the five in-depth articles

OKRs to identify and assess AI tools available in the market

  • ObjectiveIdentify and assess AI tools available in the market
  • Key ResultEvaluate 10 potential AI tools against predefined criteria by the end of Q2
  • TaskResearch and select 10 AI tools for review
  • TaskAssign scores to each tool based on criteria
  • TaskDefine specific criteria for evaluation
  • Key ResultCompile a detailed report illustrating the pros and cons of each examined tool
  • TaskIdentify and examine each tool's features
  • TaskCompile detailed comparison report
  • TaskAnalyze pros and cons of each tool
  • Key ResultConduct 20 market interviews to determine popular AI tools amongst industry experts
  • TaskDraft comprehensive, insightful interview questions
  • TaskConduct, record and analyze the interviews
  • TaskIdentify and target 20 industry experts in AI

OKRs to achieve compliance with industry standards and regulations

  • ObjectiveAttain regulatory compliance with industry standards
  • Key ResultPass all required audits with no major findings or violations
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% compliance with all applicable regulations and standards
  • Key ResultImplement and maintain a comprehensive compliance monitoring program
  • Key ResultTrain 100% of staff on updated compliance policies and procedures

OKRs to develop core skills for beginner business analyst

  • ObjectiveDevelop core skills for beginner business analyst
  • Key ResultDeliver 3 industry-related analysis projects demonstrating key learned concepts
  • TaskIdentify relevant industry-related topics for analysis projects
  • TaskComplete and present all three analysis projects
  • TaskIncorporate key learned concepts into each project
  • Key ResultComplete a certified business analyst training course with at least 85% score
  • TaskAim to achieve a final exam score of 85% or higher
  • TaskConsistently study course materials for comprehension
  • TaskEnroll in a certified business analyst training course
  • Key ResultAttend 5 relevant industry webinars to improve networking and knowledge
  • TaskAttend and actively participate in each webinar
  • TaskRegister for the chosen webinars
  • TaskResearch and select 5 industry relevant webinars to attend

OKRs to establish thought leadership in the B2B software product industry

  • ObjectiveEstablish thought leadership in the B2B software product industry
  • Key ResultIncrease blog traffic by 30% through engagement with relevant topics and discussion
  • TaskDevelop engaging, well-researched blog posts on these relevant topics
  • TaskIdentify popular topics among target audience for relevant blog content
  • TaskPromote posts and engage in discussions on various social media platforms
  • Key ResultSecure 3 speaking engagements at industry leading software conferences or webinars
  • TaskPrepare and finalize unique, engaging presentation materials
  • TaskIdentify and research top software conferences or webinars in the industry
  • TaskReach out to event organizers about speaking opportunities
  • Key ResultPublish 4 insightful whitepapers on critical B2B software product needs and solutions
  • TaskIdentify key issues facing B2B software products
  • TaskResearch potential solutions for these issues
  • TaskWrite and polish 4 comprehensive whitepapers

Best practices for managing your Industry 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 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 Industry 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

We recommend using a spreadsheet for your first OKRs cycle. You'll need to get familiar with the scoring and tracking first. Then, you can scale your OKRs process by using a proper OKR-tracking tool for it.

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 Industry 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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