15 OKR examples for Operations

What are Operations 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.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Operations 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.

Building your own Operations 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 Operations OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Operations 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 successfully optimize a contract operations project

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully optimize a contract operations project
  • Key ResultImplement optimizations in top-priority area and achieve 20% efficiency increase
  • TaskMonitor and ensure 20% efficiency increase
  • TaskDevelop and implement efficiency improvement strategies
  • TaskIdentify top-priority area requiring optimization
  • Key ResultIdentify and prioritize 5 potential areas for improvement by end of Week 3
  • TaskRank the areas based on urgency and potential impact
  • TaskIdentify 5 areas in need of improvement within the operations
  • TaskAnalyze the importance and impact of each area
  • Key ResultDocument the optimization process with insights to guide future projects
  • TaskCreate a guide based on insights for future projects
  • TaskAnalyze and record insights gained from the optimization
  • TaskDocument all steps taken during process optimization

OKRs to optimize financial operations for strategic partnerships and alliances

  • ObjectiveOptimize financial operations for strategic partnerships and alliances
  • Key ResultImprove financial reporting accuracy for partnerships and alliances by 20%
  • TaskRegularly review and adjust the reporting process
  • TaskImplement robust data verification systems for financial records
  • TaskOffer refresher training on financial reporting standards
  • Key ResultImplement collaborative tools and processes to increase efficiency by 25%
  • TaskResearch and select collaborative tools suited for our operations
  • TaskMonitor usage and productivity weekly for improvements
  • TaskDevelop and deliver thorough training on chosen tools
  • Key ResultReduce processing cost of partnership transactions by 15%
  • TaskImplement automated systems for streamlined partnership transactions
  • TaskNegotiate lower fee rates with third-party payment processors
  • TaskOptimize operational processes to increase transactional efficiency

OKRs to achieve significant reduction in operations cost

  • ObjectiveAchieve significant reduction in operations cost
  • Key ResultDecrease monthly overhead expenses by at least 10%
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate unnecessary services or subscriptions
  • TaskNegotiate lower costs with vendors or suppliers
  • TaskImplement energy-efficient practices in office operations
  • Key ResultProcure 20% of materials from lower-cost suppliers without compromising quality
  • TaskTransition 20% of orders to selected suppliers
  • TaskConduct sample tests to ensure material quality
  • TaskIdentify potential lower-cost suppliers with high-quality materials
  • Key ResultImplement automation in 3 operations processes to save labor cost
  • TaskIdentify 3 operations processes suitable for automation
  • TaskResearch and select suitable automation software
  • TaskTrain staff on new automation tools

OKRs to embed GenAI into business operations for improved innovation and expertise

  • ObjectiveEmbed GenAI into business operations for improved innovation and expertise
  • Key ResultShow a 10% increase in operational efficiency with the utilization of GenAI
  • TaskRegularly measure and track efficiency improvements
  • TaskTrain employees on GenAI efficiency features
  • TaskImplement GenAI software in daily operations
  • Key ResultAchieve 70% employee participation in GenAI training sessions or workshops
  • TaskDevelop engaging and relevant GenAI workshop content
  • TaskDeploy regular, clear communication about training sessions
  • TaskEstablish an incentive system for training participation
  • Key ResultImplement GenAI into at least two existing business processes or operations
  • TaskPurchase and install the necessary GenAI software suite
  • TaskTrain teams on using GenAI within those processes
  • TaskIdentify two business processes that would benefit from GenAI

OKRs to establish and launch an AI team for OTA operations

  • ObjectiveEstablish and launch an AI team for OTA operations
  • Key ResultRecruit 5 skilled AI professionals by the end of the quarter
  • TaskPost targeted job listings across tech industry platforms
  • TaskConduct rigorous interviews and skill assessments
  • TaskOutline specific qualifications necessary in ideal candidates
  • Key ResultDemo a pilot version of the AI solution to stakeholders
  • TaskArrange a demo meeting with all key stakeholders
  • TaskPrepare a comprehensive presentation of the AI solution's capabilities
  • TaskCollect and analyze feedback post-demonstration
  • Key ResultIdentify and initiate at least 1 AI project relevant to OTA industry
  • TaskPropose a relevant, feasible AI project
  • TaskStart initial project planning and development
  • TaskIdentify areas where AI could improve OTA industry operations

OKRs to instill a high-performance culture in Finance Operations

  • ObjectiveInstill a high-performance culture in Finance Operations
  • Key ResultElevate employee job satisfaction rate to 90% via targeted development programs
  • TaskInitiate regular feedback sessions to identify employee issues and concerns
  • TaskImplement rewards and recognition system to acknowledge outstanding performance
  • TaskDevelop tailored training programs focusing on employee skill enhancement
  • Key ResultReduce financial reporting errors by 15% to ensure accuracy
  • TaskProvide staff with additional training on financial reporting
  • TaskAdopt automated financial reporting software to minimize manual errors
  • TaskImplement a double-checking system for all financial reports
  • Key ResultIncrease department's monthly revenue by 10% through process efficiencies
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate unnecessary processes in the workflow
  • TaskTrain staff on new, streamlined procedures
  • TaskImplement more efficient, cost-saving technology

OKRs to amplify efficiency and scalability of Business Operations' internal processes

  • ObjectiveAmplify efficiency and scalability of Business Operations' internal processes
  • Key ResultIncrease team's operational efficiency by 25% through process automation and training
  • Key ResultReduce operational delays and errors by 30% via enhanced internal quality controls
  • TaskMonitor and assess performance for continuous improvement
  • TaskTrain employees on revised operational procedures
  • TaskImplement stringent quality control checks at each stage
  • Key ResultExpand the volume capacity by 20% through better resource allocation and staffing strategies
  • TaskReview current resource allocation for efficiency improvements
  • TaskImplement optimal staffing strategies to increase productivity
  • TaskSource additional resources to accommodate 20% volume increase

OKRs to establish efficient global operational setup

  • ObjectiveEstablish efficient global operational setup
  • Key ResultDecrease global operational inefficiencies by 30%
  • TaskConduct a thorough audit of current operational practices
  • TaskImplement advanced automation and AI solutions
  • TaskDevelop and execute comprehensive staff training programs
  • Key ResultImplement operational processes in 3 new international locations
  • TaskRegularly review and adjust processes as needed
  • TaskIdentify specific operational processes necessary for each location
  • TaskTrain local staff on implementing these processes
  • Key ResultIncrease global staff operational training completion rate by 50%
  • TaskOffer incentives for completing staff operational training
  • TaskSimplify the training process to improve user engagement
  • TaskImplement mandatory participation in operational training programs

OKRs to implement a proficient live operations team for streaming events on Netflix

  • ObjectiveImplement a proficient live operations team for streaming events on Netflix
  • Key ResultAchieve a viewer satisfaction score of 8/10 or greater for every streamed event
  • TaskProvide easy-to-access support for technical issues
  • TaskGather and respond to viewer feedback effectively
  • TaskRegularly test and improve streaming quality and speed
  • Key ResultRecruit and train 5 dedicated team members skilled in live operations by end of quarter
  • TaskDesign and implement a comprehensive training program
  • TaskAdvertise roles on relevant job platforms
  • TaskIdentify necessary skills for live operations team members
  • Key ResultSuccessfully execute 3 high profile live streaming events without technical glitches
  • TaskHire expert technicians for uninterrupted live streaming
  • TaskSchedule rigorous rehearsals before the actual streaming events
  • TaskProcure high-quality streaming equipment

OKRs to streamline and Automate UPI Backend Operations

  • ObjectiveStreamline and Automate UPI Backend Operations
  • Key ResultEnsure 99.9% uptime for UPI backend systems via automated monitoring and maintenance
  • TaskImplement automated monitoring systems for real-time performance tracking
  • TaskSchedule regular maintenance of UPI backend systems
  • TaskDevelop automated failover protocols to minimize downtime
  • Key ResultIncrease backend processing speed by 30% through automation enhancements
  • TaskDevelop automation scripts to enhance these areas
  • TaskIdentify inefficient areas in the current backend process
  • TaskTest, implement, and monitor improvement in speed
  • Key ResultReduce backend error rates by 25% with improved automation and debugging
  • TaskDevelop automated testing for identification of backend errors
  • TaskImplement improved error tracking software
  • TaskConduct regular debugging sessions to reduce errors

OKRs to boost finance operations to increase brand visibility and market influence

  • ObjectiveBoost finance operations to increase brand visibility and market influence
  • Key ResultImprove customer satisfaction rates by 25% through streamlined billing processes
  • TaskTrain staff on new streamlined billing processes for better efficiency
  • TaskRegularly solicit and act upon customer feedback on billing experience
  • TaskImplement automated, error-free billing system to enhance accuracy
  • Key ResultIncrease investor presentations by 40% to expand brand visibility
  • TaskSchedule 40% more investor presentations each week
  • TaskCreate more engaging content for additional investor presentations
  • TaskUtilize various platforms for hosting investor presentations
  • Key ResultImplement new finance software to reduce errors by 30%
  • TaskTrain employees on the new system usage
  • TaskResearch and select suitable finance software
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate error reduction efforts

OKRs to improve team effectiveness in running operations

  • ObjectiveImprove team effectiveness in running operations
  • Key ResultEnhance team efficiency by reducing average response time to customer inquiries by 25%
  • TaskStreamline internal processes and workflows to minimize response time and avoid unnecessary delays
  • TaskImplement automated email templates for quick and standardized responses to customer inquiries
  • TaskProvide regular training sessions on effective communication and problem-solving techniques
  • TaskImplement a ticketing system to track and prioritize customer inquiries for faster resolution
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity by 15% through improved task management and delegation
  • TaskDefine clear goals and deadlines for each team member to improve task prioritization
  • TaskConduct regular feedback sessions to address challenges and provide support in task management
  • TaskProvide training on effective delegation strategies to enhance productivity within the team
  • TaskImplement a centralized task management system for better tracking and collaboration
  • Key ResultImprove team collaboration by achieving a 30% increase in cross-functional communication and information sharing
  • TaskProvide training sessions on effective communication and active listening skills for team members
  • TaskEncourage knowledge sharing and collaboration through a central online platform or shared documents
  • TaskFacilitate cross-functional team building activities to strengthen relationships and promote communication
  • TaskImplement regular team meetings to discuss projects, share updates, and address challenges
  • Key ResultReduce operational errors by 20% through enhanced documentation and quality control

OKRs to enhance precision and productivity of tax and accounting operations

  • ObjectiveEnhance precision and productivity of tax and accounting operations
  • Key ResultReduce bookkeeping errors by 20% through the introduction of automation software
  • TaskTrain employees to use the new software efficiently
  • TaskResearch and select suitable bookkeeping automation software
  • TaskImplement chosen automation system into daily operations
  • Key ResultCondense tax computation time by 30% via process optimization
  • TaskImplement efficient tax software to streamline computations
  • TaskRegularly update tax computation best practices
  • TaskAllocate more resources to data compilation
  • Key ResultAchieve 15% rise in overall productivity by training staff in new methodologies
  • TaskIdentify relevant training programs for new methodologies
  • TaskArrange and schedule training for staff members
  • TaskMonitor and assess improvements in productivity post-training

OKRs to improve financial operations for increased efficiency and effectiveness

  • ObjectiveImprove financial operations for increased efficiency and effectiveness
  • Key ResultImplement a new budgeting strategy, ensuring 95% adherence to it
  • TaskConduct training on new budget adherence
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive, realistic budget strategy
  • TaskRegularly monitor and assess budget compliance
  • Key ResultReduce operational costs by 10% through optimizing resource allocation
  • TaskImplement optimization strategies for resource allocation
  • TaskEvaluate success metrics post-implementation
  • TaskAnalyze current resource distribution for inefficiencies
  • Key ResultIncrease return on investment by 15% via strategic financial decisions
  • TaskImplement cost-cutting measures across all departments
  • TaskEvaluate and identify profitable long-term investment opportunities
  • TaskRestructure high-cost debt to reduce expenditure

OKRs to achieve optimal efficiency in engineering operations

  • ObjectiveAchieve optimal efficiency in engineering operations
  • Key ResultLower engineering error rates by 10% through enhanced quality control measures
  • TaskRegularly monitor and review error reports
  • TaskConduct regular training for quality control measures
  • TaskImplement rigorous testing protocols for every engineering process
  • Key ResultReduce operation downtime by 20% through improved preventative maintenance procedures
  • TaskImplement strict equipment servicing and inspection schedules
  • TaskDevelop detailed preventative maintenance protocols
  • TaskTrain personnel in efficient troubleshooting techniques
  • Key ResultIncrease operational efficiency by 15% via process improvement initiatives
  • TaskImplement new strategies to streamline processes
  • TaskRegularly assess and adjust improvements for optimal efficiency
  • TaskIdentify inefficiencies in current operational procedures

Best practices for managing your Operations 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 Operations 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

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 Operations 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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