2 customisable OKR examples for Key Performance Indicators

What are Key Performance Indicators 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.

Creating impactful OKRs can be a daunting task, especially for newcomers. Shifting your focus from projects to outcomes is key to successful planning.

That's why we have created a list of OKRs examples for Key Performance Indicators to help. You can use any of the templates below as a starting point to write 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 Key Performance Indicators OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Key Performance Indicators 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!

1. OKR to develop comprehensive KPIs for service design enhancement

  • ObjectiveDevelop comprehensive KPIs for service design enhancement
  • Key ResultIdentify and categorize 15 potential KPIs critical to service design by next month
  • TaskCategorize selected KPIs based on importance
  • TaskAnalyze and select the top 15 KPIs
  • TaskConduct research on potential service design KPIs
  • Key ResultMeasure and achieve 25% improvement in service design efficiency using new KPIs
  • TaskIdentify new KPIs relevant to service design efficiency
  • TaskTrain staff in measuring and improving these new KPIs
  • TaskImplement changes, monitor progress and adjust as necessary
  • Key ResultImplement at least 10 newly defined KPIs in ongoing service design projects
  • TaskMonitor and adjust KPIs based on project outcomes
  • TaskIdentify 10 key performance indicators for service design projects
  • TaskIncorporate the defined KPIs into ongoing projects

2. OKR to develop robust metrics for social media content assessment

  • ObjectiveDevelop robust metrics for social media content assessment
  • Key ResultMinimize measurement errors to 2% or less across all evaluated social media content
  • TaskImplement precise analytics tools for accurate data collection
  • TaskRegularly audit data sets to identify discrepancies
  • TaskTrain teams on data collection best practices
  • Key ResultCreate a standardized measurement framework for evaluating content by week 8
  • TaskReview existing content evaluation methods by week 2
  • TaskFinalize and implement framework by week 8
  • TaskEstablish criteria for standardized measurements by week 5
  • Key ResultIdentify and define 10 key performance indicators for social media by the end of week 4
  • TaskPrepare definitions for each chosen indicator
  • TaskResearch potential key performance indicators for social media
  • TaskDraft list of the 10 most relevant indicators

Best practices for managing your Key Performance Indicators 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 πŸ‘‡

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 the weekly 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.

Best way to track your Key Performance Indicators 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 Key Performance Indicators 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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