15 OKR examples for Management

What are Management 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.

How you write your OKRs can make a huge difference on the impact that your team will have at the end of the quarter. But, it's not always easy to write a quarterly plan that focuses on outcomes instead of projects.

That's why we have created a list of OKRs examples for Management 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 Management OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for 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 improve time management and task prioritization

  • ObjectiveImprove time management and task prioritization
  • Key ResultIncrease productivity by completing 90% of priority tasks
  • TaskMinimize distractions by creating a focused work environment
  • TaskUse time blocking techniques to allocate dedicated time for priority tasks
  • TaskSet clear and specific goals for each priority task
  • TaskPrioritize tasks based on urgency and importance
  • Key ResultDevelop a daily schedule that ensures adequate time allocation for important tasks
  • TaskRegularly review and adjust the daily schedule to ensure optimal time allocation
  • TaskMinimize distractions by setting boundaries and establishing designated work areas or times
  • TaskAllocate specific time blocks for each important task in the daily schedule
  • TaskIdentify and prioritize important tasks based on urgency and importance
  • Key ResultReduce time wasted on low-value activities by 50%
  • TaskIdentify low-value activities through a comprehensive analysis of daily tasks
  • TaskDelegate low-value activities to appropriate team members for increased productivity
  • TaskImplement time management techniques, such as prioritizing tasks and setting realistic deadlines
  • TaskContinuously review and optimize processes to eliminate or automate low-value activities
  • Key ResultAttend time management training to learn effective techniques
  • TaskResearch and find a suitable time management training program
  • TaskEnroll in the selected time management training course
  • TaskImplement and practice the learned time management techniques consistently
  • TaskActively participate and engage in all training sessions

OKRs to enhance proficiency in time management

  • ObjectiveEnhance proficiency in time management
  • Key ResultImplement a daily scheduling routine and adhere to it 90% of the time
  • TaskSet reminders for each scheduled task
  • TaskReview and adjust the routine weekly
  • TaskCreate a daily schedule outlining tasks and times
  • Key ResultComplete online time management course by mid-quarter
  • TaskComplete the online time management course
  • TaskRegister for the online time management course
  • TaskDedicate regular weekly hours for course study
  • Key ResultReduce weekly wasted time by half assessed via a time tracking tool
  • TaskImplement a time tracking tool to monitor weekly activities
  • TaskIdentify areas of wasted time and inefficiency
  • TaskDevelop new routines to streamline workload

OKRs to improve effectiveness of vendor management as a recruiter

  • ObjectiveImprove effectiveness of vendor management as a recruiter
  • Key ResultDecrease vendor-related issues by 30%
  • TaskFoster better communication with vendors
  • TaskMonitor and assess vendor performance regularly
  • TaskImplement a more effective vendor selection process
  • Key ResultImprove satisfaction rate in regular vendor surveys by 15%
  • TaskDevelop a vendor appreciation scheme
  • TaskEvaluate and improve current vendor management procedures
  • TaskImplement regular feedback sessions with vendors
  • Key ResultIncrease number of reliable vendors by 20%
  • TaskResearch and identify potential, reputable industry vendors
  • TaskNegotiate contracts and onboard qualified vendors
  • TaskInitiate contact and vet new vendors for reliability

OKRs to enhance risk management in the finance department

  • ObjectiveEnhance risk management in the finance department
  • Key ResultDecrease risk-related financial losses by 15%
  • TaskStrengthen internal audit procedures
  • TaskProvide staff training on risk management
  • TaskImplement regular financial risk assessment strategies
  • Key ResultDevelop and train staff on 3 new risk mitigation strategies
  • TaskIdentify and outline 3 new risk mitigation strategies
  • TaskPrepare a comprehensive training program around these strategies
  • TaskSchedule and conduct training sessions for staff
  • Key ResultImplement risk assessment tools to identify 20% more financial risks
  • TaskChoose appropriate risk assessment tools
  • TaskTrain staff on proper tool usage
  • TaskMonitor and measure effectiveness regularly

OKRs to implement service management for new work stream

  • ObjectiveImplement service management for new work stream
  • Key ResultIdentify and train a dedicated service management team by week 4
  • TaskBegin team training by week 4
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive training plan for newly hired team
  • TaskHire service management professionals suitable for the team
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% satisfaction rate in client feedback for the new service management operation by week 12
  • TaskSolicit, analyze, and apply client feedback weekly
  • TaskImplement thorough employee training on service management
  • TaskRegularly assess and adjust client-communication strategies
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement a comprehensive service management plan by week 8
  • TaskDraft comprehensive service management plan
  • TaskIdentify current service management gaps
  • TaskImplement plan by week 8

OKRs to optimize vendor management for talent acquisition

  • ObjectiveOptimize vendor management for talent acquisition
  • Key ResultImplement a standardized assessment system for all vendors
  • TaskDevelop criteria for a standardized vendor assessment system
  • TaskTrain team members on the new assessment process
  • TaskDeploy the newly standardized assessment system with all vendors
  • Key ResultReduce hiring time by 15% by streamlining vendor processes
  • TaskImplement streamlined software for more efficient vendor communication
  • TaskRegularly evaluate and update vendor process checkpoints
  • TaskIncorporate automatic tracking for vendors' performance
  • Key ResultIncrease vendor success rate by 20% through performance tracking and feedback
  • TaskSet measurable, achievable performance goals for vendors
  • TaskRegularly provide constructive feedback to vendors
  • TaskImplement a comprehensive performance tracking system for all vendors

OKRs to develop a robust vendor management framework

  • ObjectiveDevelop a robust vendor management framework
  • Key ResultTrain 75% of procurement team in using the new vendor management system
  • TaskSchedule vendor management system training sessions
  • TaskIdentify which team members require training
  • TaskEvaluate training effectiveness post-completion
  • Key ResultIdentify and categorize 100% of existing vendors by end of quarter
  • TaskDevelop categorization criteria based on vendor parameters
  • TaskCompile a comprehensive list of all existing vendors
  • TaskSort each vendor into the corresponding categories
  • Key ResultImplement vendor evaluation criteria for 60% of categorized vendors
  • TaskDevelop evaluation criteria based on industry standards
  • TaskApply evaluation criteria and analyze results
  • TaskIdentify top categories for 60% of our vendors

OKRs to enhance data centralization for data-driven management support

  • ObjectiveEnhance data centralization for data-driven management support
  • Key ResultTrain 90% of management personnel on using the new data management system effectively
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for all management personnel
  • TaskIdentify qualified trainers knowledgeable in the new system
  • TaskMonitor and assess personnel's competency post-training
  • Key ResultImplement a centralized data management system improving accessibility by 50%
  • TaskImplement new system and staff training programs
  • TaskEvaluate current data management systems and identify accessibility issues
  • TaskSelect and procure a centralized data management system
  • Key ResultIncrease the data accuracy and reliability in the new system by 70%
  • TaskRegularly update and cleanse data to maintain accuracy
  • TaskImplement data validation rules to minimize entry errors
  • TaskConduct routine system testing and error checking sessions

OKRs to boost capabilities in efficient time management

  • ObjectiveBoost capabilities in efficient time management
  • Key ResultReduce procrastination and wasted time to less than one hour per workday
  • TaskLimit social media use during work hours
  • TaskPrioritize tasks using a to-do list
  • TaskSet specific, manageable daily goals and deadlines for tasks
  • Key ResultSuccessfully complete 100% of projects earlier than the deadline indicated
  • TaskPeriodically revisit timelines and adjust as necessary
  • TaskStart projects early to maximise working timeframe
  • TaskImprove efficiency with consistent daily progress
  • Key ResultRead and finish at least two industry-recognized books on time management strategies
  • TaskChoose two reputable time management books
  • TaskSummarize key time management strategies learned
  • TaskCreate a reading schedule to meet deadline

OKRs to improve efficacy and quality of nurse case management

  • ObjectiveImprove efficacy and quality of nurse case management
  • Key ResultAchieve 15% increase in satisfaction rates from patient feedback surveys
  • TaskImplement staff training on communication and patient engagement skills
  • TaskRegularly monitor patient feedback and make necessary adjustments
  • TaskEnhance the patient’s experience and care services
  • Key ResultImplement 2 new tracking protocols for patient case progression by end of quarter
  • TaskDevelop detailed implementation plans for selected protocols
  • TaskIdentify and research two new tracking protocols for patient case progression
  • TaskTrain staff on new protocols and put into practice
  • Key ResultSuccessfully complete 100% of case management documentation with zero errors
  • TaskReview all documentation guidelines and requirements regularly
  • TaskUse digital tools for quicker, more accurate documentation
  • TaskPrioritize error checking and proofreading all documents

OKRs to improve software engineering skills through effective time management

  • ObjectiveImprove software engineering skills through effective time management
  • Key ResultIncrease the number of completed coding tasks by 20% each week
  • TaskIdentify and address any obstacles or challenges that may hinder coding task completion
  • TaskEnhance collaboration and communication among team members for efficient task completion
  • TaskProvide regular feedback and support to assist in completing coding tasks
  • TaskSet clear and achievable coding task goals for each team member
  • Key ResultImprove adherence to project deadlines by delivering work on time in 90% of cases
  • TaskImplement effective communication strategies to address obstacles and ensure timely completion
  • TaskSet clear and realistic deadlines for each project task
  • TaskPrioritize tasks and create a detailed schedule to ensure timely delivery
  • TaskRegularly track progress and provide updates to stakeholders to maintain accountability
  • Key ResultReduce time spent on non-essential activities by 15% during work hours
  • TaskSet specific time limits for non-essential tasks to ensure efficient completion
  • TaskPrioritize and eliminate non-essential activities based on their impact and importance
  • TaskIdentify non-essential activities taking up significant time during work hours
  • TaskRegularly assess and adjust the allocation of time to non-essential activities as needed
  • Key ResultAttend and actively participate in at least 2 time management workshops or webinars
  • TaskResearch and identify 2 time management workshops or webinars
  • TaskApply the learned time management techniques in daily activities for improved efficiency
  • TaskTake thorough notes during the workshops or webinars for future reference
  • TaskRegister for the selected workshops or webinars to secure a spot

OKRs to improve risk management in the editorial department

  • ObjectiveImprove risk management in the editorial department
  • Key ResultConduct training on risk management for 100% of the editorial staff
  • TaskSchedule a suitable training date for editorial staff
  • TaskCommunicate training details and expectations to staff
  • TaskIdentify a risk management expert for training session
  • Key ResultReduce errors within outgoing pieces by 30% through stringent quality control measures
  • TaskRegularly review and improve quality control processes
  • TaskImplement comprehensive training in quality control techniques
  • TaskDevelop a detailed checklist to inspect outgoing pieces
  • Key ResultImplement a comprehensive risk assessment tool by end of the quarter
  • TaskAssign development team to create the tool
  • TaskPlan tests to evaluate tool efficacy
  • TaskIdentify necessary features for the risk assessment tool

OKRs to enhance productivity and reduce stress via effective time management

  • ObjectiveEnhance productivity and reduce stress via effective time management
  • Key ResultIncorporate a weekly self-care routine to lower stress levels by 15%
  • TaskSchedule set times each week for these activities
  • TaskEvaluate stress levels each week to track improvement
  • TaskIdentify activities that promote relaxation and enjoyment
  • Key ResultImplement a time tracker to record and analyze how time is spent weekly
  • TaskResearch and select a suitable time tracker software
  • TaskInstall and set up the time tracker system
  • TaskTrain staff on how to properly use the time tracker
  • Key ResultDesign and follow a structured daily routine, improving task completion by 20%
  • TaskPrioritize tasks based on urgency and importance
  • TaskMonitor progress and adjust routine as needed
  • TaskCreate a detailed daily schedule including all essential tasks

OKRs to implement effective project risk management strategies

  • ObjectiveImprove project risk management
  • Key ResultReduce overall project risk by 20% through early identification and mitigation
  • Key ResultIncrease team's risk management maturity level by 2 points through training and coaching
  • Key ResultImplement a risk management tracking tool with 100% team adoption and utilization
  • Key ResultReduce project delay and budget overruns by 15% through proactive risk monitoring and response

OKRs to improve IT Service Management process efficiency and efficacy

  • ObjectiveImprove IT Service Management process efficiency and efficacy
  • Key ResultImplement two new service improvement projects
  • TaskIdentify areas in the service sector that need improvement
  • TaskCommence execution of the project plan steps
  • TaskDevelop detailed project plans for improvements
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% service request satisfaction
  • TaskSolicit and incorporate feedback from service users
  • TaskRegularly train staff to improve quality of customer service
  • TaskImplement a system for tracking and resolving requests efficiently
  • Key ResultReduce system-related incidents by 20%
  • TaskTrain staff on correct system usage
  • TaskImplement regular system maintenance and upgrades
  • TaskEnhance system security measures

Best practices for managing your 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 👇

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 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.

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