3 customisable OKR examples for Lab Staff

What are Lab Staff 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 Lab Staff 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 Lab Staff OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Lab Staff Objectives and Key Results, but we did not stop there. Understanding the difference between OKRs and projects is important, so we also added examples of strategic initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1OKRs to streamline the process of lab coat requests

  • ObjectiveStreamline the process of lab coat requests
  • Key ResultReduce time to fulfill requests from 1 week to 3 days
  • TaskStreamline the request processing system for efficiency
  • TaskTrain staff in swift order fulfillment procedures
  • TaskImplement automated fulfillment systems where possible
  • Key ResultImplement digital request platform improving efficiency by 30%
  • TaskResearch leading digital request platforms in the current market
  • TaskMonitor and adjust platform usage to ensure efficiency gains
  • TaskTrain staff on utilizing this new platform effectively
  • Key ResultAchieve a 90% satisfaction rate on the lab coats requests process survey
  • TaskRequest regular feedback to improve services
  • TaskImplement a streamlined process for lab coat requests
  • TaskConduct regular training for staff handling requests

2OKRs to improve lab coat inventory management system

  • ObjectiveImprove lab coat inventory management system
  • Key ResultImplement a digital tracking system for real-time inventory status
  • TaskTrain staff on using the new system
  • TaskInstall the system and integrate with existing infrastructure
  • TaskResearch and choose a suitable digital inventory tracking system
  • Key ResultReduce stock discrepancies by 20% through timely and accurate inventory updates
  • TaskImplement a real-time inventory tracking system
  • TaskTrain staff on accurate stock counting procedures
  • TaskSchedule regular inventory audits and reviews
  • Key ResultAchieve a 15% decrease in oversupply by optimizing reorder levels
  • TaskAnalyze and improve supplier lead times
  • TaskImplement an inventory management system
  • TaskReview and adjust current inventory reorder levels

3OKRs to improve efficiency and profitability of lab supply store

  • ObjectiveImprove efficiency and profitability of lab supply store
  • Key ResultIncrease sales revenue by 10% via targeted marketing campaigns
  • Key ResultReduce inventory carrying costs by 15% through improved demand forecasting
  • TaskRegularly monitor and adjust forecasting parameters
  • TaskImplement a more accurate demand forecasting software
  • TaskTrain staff on new demand forecasting methods
  • Key ResultImprove customer satisfaction rate to 90% through enhanced after-sales support
  • TaskImplement a 24/7 customer help desk for addressing after-sales queries
  • TaskLaunch feedback system to evaluate customer's after-sales experience
  • TaskTrain customer support staff in proactive solution-focused service

Lab Staff 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

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 weekly OKR 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.

How to turn your Lab Staff OKRs in a strategy map

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

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 Lab Staff 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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