4 OKR examples for Innovation Management

What are Innovation Management 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 Innovation Management 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 Innovation Management OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Innovation Management. 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 enhance innovation manager's mastery of business requirements

  • ObjectiveEnhance innovation manager's mastery of business requirements
  • Key ResultComplete 3 advanced courses on business requirements analysis by quarter-end
  • TaskComplete all coursework by quarter-end
  • TaskEnroll in these courses immediately
  • TaskSelect 3 advanced courses on business requirements analysis
  • Key ResultShow 30% improvement in speed and precision of drafting business requirement documents
  • TaskUse standardized templates to ensure consistent quality
  • TaskAttend workshops on efficient business requirement drafting
  • TaskPractice time management skills for quicker drafting
  • Key ResultInspect and accurately identify business requirements in 5 real-case scenarios
  • TaskReview company documents to understand existing business processes
  • TaskAnalyze and document findings from five case scenarios
  • TaskConduct interviews with stakeholders to identify needs

OKRs to enhance synergy between startup house and startup ecosystem

  • ObjectiveEnhance synergy between startup house and startup ecosystem
  • Key ResultExpand network with 15 new startup ecosystem partners by end of next quarter
  • TaskReach out with partnership proposals to potential partners
  • TaskIdentify potential startup ecosystem partners for collaboration
  • TaskFollow up regularly and establish formal partnerships
  • Key ResultDevelop and organize 4 collaborative innovation workshops for startup house members
  • TaskCoordinate logistics, including location, materials, and guest speakers
  • TaskDetermine workshop topics and objectives tailored to startup house members
  • TaskCreate and distribute workshop schedules, invitations and promotional materials
  • Key ResultFacilitate 3 successful partnerships between startup house members and ecosystem players
  • TaskIdentify potential partners within startup house members and ecosystem players
  • TaskOrganize introductory meetings between identified parties
  • TaskSupport negotiations to formalize partnership agreements

OKRs to enhance provision of advisory services

  • ObjectiveEnhance provision of advisory services
  • Key ResultAttain 25% more client engagements for advisory services by quarter end
  • TaskOffer discounted packages for new clients
  • TaskConduct webinars to showcase expertise
  • TaskImplement aggressive marketing strategies for advisory services
  • Key ResultOffer 3 new advisory services that cater to specific client needs
  • TaskImplement and market new advisory services
  • TaskResearch current client's needs to identify gaps in advisory services
  • TaskDevelop three new advisory service proposals
  • Key ResultImprove client satisfaction rate by 15% through superior advisory service
  • TaskFurther customize advisory approaches for individual clients
  • TaskImplement ongoing customer service training for advisory staff
  • TaskRoutinely solicit client feedback on advisory services

OKRs to position X as an integral part of the innovation ecosystem

  • ObjectivePosition X as an integral part of the innovation ecosystem
  • Key ResultIncrease brand awareness and reputation by 10% as measured by NPS and engagement metrics
  • TaskImprove customer service to elevate customer experiences and satisfaction
  • TaskCollaborate with influencers within the industry to promote the brand
  • TaskDevelop and implement a targeted social media advertising campaign
  • Key ResultSecure 5 strategic partnerships with ecosystem influencers by the quarter's end
  • TaskDevelop tailored partnership proposals for each influencer
  • TaskIdentify key influencers in our industry's ecosystem
  • TaskInitiate discussions and secure agreements
  • Key ResultDemonstrate X's value via 3 high-impact projects successfully launched and executed

Best practices for managing your Innovation Management 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 ๐Ÿ‘‡

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 โ€“ย 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 Innovation Management 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

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 Innovation Management 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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