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What are Mentoring Program 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.

Writing good OKRs can be hard, especially if it's your first time doing it. You'll need to center the focus of your plans around outcomes instead of projects.

We understand that setting OKRs can be challenging, so we have prepared a set of examples tailored for Mentoring Program. Take a peek at the templates below to find inspiration and kickstart your goal-setting process.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

Our Mentoring Program OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Mentoring Program 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!

OKRs to reduce Employee Turnover

  • ObjectiveReduce Employee Turnover
  • Key ResultImplement a mentoring program with participation from 75% of employees
  • TaskEstablish regular check-ins and evaluations to assess the effectiveness of the mentoring program
  • TaskProvide training for potential mentors and match them with mentees based on their goals
  • TaskCreate a program outline with goals and objectives for the mentoring program
  • TaskPromote the mentoring program through various communication channels to raise awareness
  • Key ResultDecrease voluntary employee resignations by 20%
  • TaskConduct exit interviews to identify and address reasons for voluntary resignations
  • TaskImplement a comprehensive employee engagement and retention program
  • TaskEnhance communication channels to ensure employees feel valued and heard
  • TaskProvide professional development opportunities to ensure employee growth and satisfaction
  • Key ResultIncrease employee engagement scores by 10%
  • TaskProvide regular opportunities for open communication and feedback between employees and management
  • TaskOrganize team-building activities to foster collaboration and strengthen relationships among employees
  • TaskConduct anonymous employee survey to identify areas of opportunity for engagement improvement
  • TaskDevelop and implement a recognition and rewards program to acknowledge employee efforts
  • Key ResultImprove manager satisfaction ratings by 15%
  • TaskImplement regular feedback sessions to understand manager concerns and address them promptly
  • TaskProvide professional development opportunities to enhance manager skills and career growth
  • TaskFoster a positive and supportive work environment through team-building initiatives and recognition programs
  • TaskStreamline communication channels and ensure clarity in expectations for effective manager-employee interactions

Best practices for managing your Mentoring Program 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

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 – 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 below). 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.

Building your own Mentoring Program OKRs with AI

While we have some examples below, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. There are 2 options available to you.

Best way to track your Mentoring Program OKRs

Quarterly OKRs should have weekly updates to get all the 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

Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKR platform to make things easier.

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 Mentoring Program 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.