5 customisable OKR examples for Networking

What are Networking 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.

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.

To aid you in setting your goals, we have compiled a collection of OKR examples customized for Networking. Take a look at the templates below for inspiration and guidance.

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

Building your own Networking OKRs with AI

While we have some examples available, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. You can use our free AI generator below or our more complete goal-setting system to generate your own OKRs.

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Our customisable Networking OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Networking 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!

1. OKR to boost invoice value for slurry pumps and spares to $800,000

  • ObjectiveBoost invoice value for slurry pumps and spares to $800,000
  • Key ResultImprove sales closure rate by 20% through targeted sales initiatives
  • TaskDevelop specific proposals tailored for each potential customer's needs
  • TaskUtilize data analytics to identify and target high conversion rate customers
  • TaskImplement a continuous training program to sharpen sales team's closing skills
  • Key ResultIncrease average order value to $4,000 by upselling related products
  • TaskTrain sales team on effective upselling techniques
  • TaskDevelop recommendations for related, higher-priced products
  • TaskImplement upselling strategies during post-sale follow-up
  • Key ResultAchieve 200 customer orders for slurry pumps and spare parts
  • TaskDevelop a detailed marketing plan targeting potential customers
  • TaskBoost online presence via SEO and social media advertising
  • TaskInitiate contact with relevant industry influencers for partnerships

2. OKR to secure the position of Secretary to the Vice President

  • ObjectiveSecure the position of Secretary to the Vice President
  • Key ResultIncrease networking efforts by connecting with 20 industry professionals
  • TaskEngage on their social media profiles
  • TaskResearch and identify 20 relevant industry professionals
  • TaskSend personalized connection requests or emails
  • Key ResultSubmit 10 tailored applications per week to relevant job postings
  • TaskResearch and identify relevant job postings daily
  • TaskSubmit tailored applications through appropriate platforms
  • TaskCustomize 10 applications according to each job requirement
  • Key ResultImprove admin skills by completing an advanced secretarial course with 90% score
  • TaskRegularly study course material for mastery
  • TaskResearch and enroll in an advanced secretarial course
  • TaskAchieve a 90% score on all course tests

3. OKR to effectively introduce sales representatives to clients

  • ObjectiveEffectively introduce sales representatives to clients
  • Key ResultIncrease client satisfaction score by 30% post-meetings with sales reps
  • TaskImplement changes based on customer feedback to improve service
  • TaskGather and evaluate customer feedback after sales meetings
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive training for sales reps to enhance customer interaction
  • Key ResultFoster 15 new relationships between previously unacquainted clients and sales reps
  • TaskImplement a regular, facilitated networking session within the company
  • TaskEnable 1:1 introductory meetings through client-sales rep matchmaking
  • TaskOrganize networking events to promote interaction between clients and sales reps
  • Key ResultConduct at least 30 effective introductory meetings between sales reps and clients
  • TaskSchedule 30 meetings between sales reps and clients
  • TaskIdentify potential clients for introductory meetings
  • TaskTrain sales reps on effective meeting techniques

4. OKR to enhance communication skills and overcome shyness

  • ObjectiveEnhance communication skills and overcome shyness
  • Key ResultAttend two networking events every month to interact with diverse individuals
  • TaskSchedule two networking events into personal calendar
  • TaskResearch local networking events happening nearby
  • TaskRegularly engage and interact with attendees during events
  • Key ResultComplete an online course in public speaking or interpersonal communication skills
  • TaskFind and enroll in a relevant online public speaking course
  • TaskSuccessfully complete and pass all course evaluations and exams
  • TaskActively participate in all course activities and assignments
  • Key ResultEngage in weekly activities requiring public speaking or initiating conversation with strangers
  • TaskStrike up conversation with a new person in a public place daily
  • TaskVolunteer to present at weekly community meetings or events
  • TaskEnroll in a local weekly debate club or toastmaster session

5. OKR to establish myself as a thought leader in my field

  • ObjectiveEstablish myself as a thought leader in my field
  • Key ResultBuild strategic network by connecting with 20 key influencers in the field
  • TaskIdentify 20 key influencers in your field for potential networking
  • TaskReach out to influencers via email or social platforms
  • TaskEngage regularly with these influencers to foster and maintain connections
  • Key ResultSpeak at 3 major industry conferences or webinars to share insights
  • TaskIdentify and contact 3 major industry conferences or webinar organizers
  • TaskSchedule and confirm speaking arrangements with organizers
  • TaskPrepare insightful and engaging presentations
  • Key ResultPublish five in-depth articles on industry-relevant topics in reputable journals
  • TaskIdentify five industry-relevant topics for articles
  • TaskSubmit articles to reputable journals
  • TaskWrite the five in-depth articles

Best practices for managing your Networking 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

Having too many OKRs is the #1 mistake that teams make when adopting the framework. The problem with tracking too many competing goals is that it will be hard for your team to know what really matters.

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

Setting good goals can be challenging, but without regular check-ins, your team will struggle to make progress. We recommend that you track your OKRs weekly to get the full benefits from the framework.

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 Networking OKRs

The rules of OKRs are simple. Quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly, and yearly OKRs should be tracked monthly. 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 Networking 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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