15 OKR examples for Partnerships

What are Partnerships 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.

Formulating strong OKRs can be a complex endeavor, particularly for first-timers. Prioritizing outcomes over projects is crucial when developing your plans.

To aid you in setting your goals, we have compiled a collection of OKR examples customized for Partnerships. 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.

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Our Partnerships OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Partnerships 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 secure partnerships with strategic industry leaders to drive business growth

  • ObjectiveEstablish key partnerships to drive growth
  • Key ResultIdentify and prioritize potential partners based on revenue and market share
  • Key ResultTrack the success of each partnership by setting clear KPIs and regularly measuring progress
  • Key ResultDevelop a compelling pitch deck and present to at least 10 potential partners
  • Key ResultSign partnership agreements with at least 3 of the identified partners

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 build strategic partnerships to reach new audiences and drive customer acquisition

  • ObjectiveExpand customer acquisition through strategic partnerships
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% increase in revenue from converted partnership leads
  • Key ResultEstablish 5 new partnerships with relevant brands in our industry
  • Key ResultIncrease website traffic by 30% through partnership-driven promotions
  • Key ResultGenerate 100 new leads by leveraging partner networks and referrals

OKRs to expand market reach by establishing partnerships with five new distributors or resellers

  • ObjectiveIncrease distribution partnerships to expand market reach
  • Key ResultSecure agreements with 5 new distributors
  • Key ResultIncrease brand visibility in new markets through joint marketing efforts with distribution partners
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement a comprehensive onboarding plan for new distribution partners
  • Key ResultIncrease sales revenue from new distribution partnerships by 30%

OKRs to enhance collaboration and engagement with global organizations

  • ObjectiveEnhance collaboration and engagement with global organizations
  • Key ResultIncrease number of joint projects with international organizations by 20%
  • TaskEstablish regular communication with partner organizations
  • TaskIdentify potential international organizations for collaboration
  • TaskCreate and send project proposals to targeted organizations
  • Key ResultEstablish connections with at least 5 potential international project partners
  • TaskIdentify potential international project partners
  • TaskInitiate contact and introduce your project
  • TaskSchedule virtual meetings for thorough discussions
  • Key ResultImplement 2 major cooperation frameworks agreed with global partners
  • TaskOrganize training sessions for involved staff members
  • TaskIdentify core responsibilities for each cooperation framework
  • TaskLaunch the implemented frameworks and monitor progress

OKRs to drive US commercial opportunities expansion

  • ObjectiveDrive US commercial opportunities expansion
  • Key ResultBoost product awareness via promotional activities to achieve a 15% sales increase
  • TaskOrganize product-focused events or webinars for potential customers
  • TaskCollaborate with influencers for a social media product promotion
  • TaskDevelop targeted digital advertising campaigns across multiple platforms
  • Key ResultIncrease outbound sales contacts by 20% to open new markets
  • TaskDevelop a more aggressive outbound sales strategy
  • TaskTrain sales team in advanced outreach techniques
  • TaskIdentify and analyze potential new markets for our products/services
  • Key ResultSecure at least 7 commercial partnerships for enhanced distribution
  • TaskInitiate contact and negotiate terms with selected businesses
  • TaskIdentify and list potential partnerships suitable for our services
  • TaskDevelop tailored pitches highlighting mutual benefits

OKRs to enhance outreach with effective marketing strategies and brand visibility

  • ObjectiveEnhance outreach with effective marketing strategies and brand visibility
  • Key ResultIncrease social media organic engagement by 30%
  • TaskEncourage audience interaction through quizzes and contests
  • TaskDevelop and share high-quality, relevant content regularly
  • TaskBoost posts visibility using suitable hashtags and keywords
  • Key ResultSecure 5 new partnerships with relevant businesses for brand cross-promotion
  • Key ResultImplement marketing campaign that results in 20% increase in website traffic
  • TaskDevelop engaging content and visuals for digital marketing materials
  • TaskImplement SEO strategy for improved online visibility
  • TaskConduct targeted social media advertising campaigns

OKRs to implement strategies to enhance sustainable revenue growth

  • ObjectiveImplement strategies to enhance sustainable revenue growth
  • Key ResultSecure at least 10 new B2B partnerships for an expected sales increase of 20%
  • TaskNegotiate partnership terms and finalize agreements
  • TaskIdentify and list potential B2B partnership targets
  • TaskInitiate contact and set meetings with the targets
  • Key ResultIncrease customer retention rate by 15% through customer satisfaction strategies
  • Key ResultBoost market penetration in untapped regions by 25% to grow brand presence
  • TaskPerform market research to identify potential untapped regions
  • TaskDevelop tailored marketing strategies for these regions
  • TaskImplement intensive promotional campaigns in targeted regions

OKRs to enhance synergy between startup house and startup ecosystem

  • ObjectiveEnhance synergy between startup house and startup ecosystem
  • Key ResultExpand network with 15 new startup ecosystem partners by end of next quarter
  • TaskReach out with partnership proposals to potential partners
  • TaskIdentify potential startup ecosystem partners for collaboration
  • TaskFollow up regularly and establish formal partnerships
  • Key ResultDevelop and organize 4 collaborative innovation workshops for startup house members
  • TaskCoordinate logistics, including location, materials, and guest speakers
  • TaskDetermine workshop topics and objectives tailored to startup house members
  • TaskCreate and distribute workshop schedules, invitations and promotional materials
  • Key ResultFacilitate 3 successful partnerships between startup house members and ecosystem players
  • TaskIdentify potential partners within startup house members and ecosystem players
  • TaskOrganize introductory meetings between identified parties
  • TaskSupport negotiations to formalize partnership agreements

OKRs to successful Business Launch in Africa

  • ObjectiveSuccessful Business Launch in Africa
  • Key ResultAchieve product engagement from 10,000 unique African users
  • TaskOffer tailored user-support services in local languages
  • TaskPartner with African influencers for product endorsements
  • TaskDevelop user-centered, localized marketing strategies for African markets
  • Key ResultForge and establish 3 strategic local partnerships by quarter end
  • TaskIdentify potential local businesses for partnership opportunities
  • TaskArrange meetings to discuss potential collaborations
  • TaskNegotiate terms and finalize partnership agreements
  • Key ResultGain a 5% market share in the chosen African region
  • TaskEstablish relationships with local distribution channels for product accessibility
  • TaskDevelop a targeted marketing strategy focusing on the identified local interests
  • TaskConduct market research to understand local customer preferences and buying habits

OKRs to boost sales volume and ensure long-term company sustainability

  • ObjectiveBoost sales volume and ensure long-term company sustainability
  • Key ResultDevelop two new client relationships for potential future sales agreements
  • TaskIdentify potential clients aligning with our product/service offerings
  • TaskDevelop and present tailored proposals to identified clients
  • TaskReach out to potential clients, initiate discussions
  • Key ResultImplement cost-saving measures to improve net profit margin by 10%
  • TaskEvaluate and optimize supplier contracts for lower costs
  • TaskOptimize workforce management to reduce overtime payments
  • TaskImplement energy-saving procedures in company operations
  • Key ResultAchieve a 15% increase in sales by expanding our customer base
  • TaskEnhance customer service to improve retention rates
  • TaskDevelop and implement an aggressive marketing strategy
  • TaskIdentify and target new customer demographics

OKRs to develop an engaging and results-driven events strategy

  • ObjectiveDevelop an engaging and results-driven events strategy
  • Key ResultMeasure and increase participant satisfaction by 25% post-event via surveys
  • TaskCreate a post-event satisfaction survey for participants
  • TaskImplement feedback to improve future events by 25%
  • TaskDistribute the survey to all event participants
  • Key ResultSecure partnerships with at least 5 industry influencers for event exposure
  • TaskIdentify relevant industry influencers for partnership
  • TaskDraft compelling proposal for potential influencer partnerships
  • TaskFollow-up proposal with individual discussions and negotiation
  • Key ResultBoost event engagement by 30% through interactive and engaging execution strategies
  • TaskUse visual storytelling to captivate attendees' interest
  • TaskAdopt gamification methods for interactive participant involvement
  • TaskImplement live polls/quizzes to encourage audience participation

OKRs to enhance IT stability in the DACH region through strategic global and local collaborations

  • ObjectiveEnhance IT stability in the DACH region through strategic global and local collaborations
  • Key ResultImplement 2 new IT infrastructure projects successfully with minimized downtime
  • TaskImplement projects during least busy hours to minimize disruption
  • TaskPrioritize tasks, delegate accordingly, and monitor progress regularly
  • TaskIdentify required resources and create detailed project plans for each system
  • Key ResultSecure 3 new strategic partnerships with reputable IT service providers by end of Q2
  • TaskFinalize and formalize partnership agreements
  • TaskIdentify reputable IT service providers for potential partnership
  • TaskSet up meetings to present partnership proposals
  • Key ResultAchieve a 25% reduction in IT-related complaints/issues from regional stakeholders
  • TaskImprove IT infrastructure for enhanced efficiency
  • TaskImplement advanced IT troubleshooting training for staff
  • TaskEstablish effective communication channels for IT issues

OKRs to strengthen collaboration and maximize the impact of public and private partnerships

  • ObjectiveStrengthen collaboration and maximize the impact of public and private partnerships
  • Key ResultIncrease the number of public and private partnership agreements by 20%
  • TaskInitiate targeted outreach and networking efforts to engage potential public and private partners
  • TaskDevelop a compelling proposal highlighting the benefits of collaboration to potential partners
  • TaskStreamline negotiation and agreement processes to ensure efficient and timely partnership agreements
  • TaskResearch potential public and private partners aligned with our mission and values
  • Key ResultFoster trust and deepen relationships with partners through regular communication and engagement
  • TaskSchedule bi-weekly check-ins with partners to share updates and gather feedback
  • TaskPlan and host quarterly virtual events or webinars to facilitate networking and collaboration
  • TaskOffer regular performance reviews and acknowledgments to show partners their value and importance
  • TaskShare relevant industry news and resources with partners to foster knowledge exchange
  • Key ResultMeasure and enhance the effectiveness of partnerships by conducting quarterly evaluations and feedback sessions
  • TaskAnalyze evaluation data and identify areas for improvement to enhance partnership effectiveness
  • TaskImplement action plans based on feedback and evaluation results to optimize partnerships
  • TaskSchedule and conduct quarterly feedback sessions with partners to gather their insights
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive evaluation framework to measure partnership effectiveness accurately
  • Key ResultSecure additional funding opportunities by leveraging existing partnerships and identifying new potential collaborators
  • TaskReview existing partnerships and identify any untapped funding opportunities
  • TaskDevelop a strategic plan to leverage existing partnerships for securing additional funding
  • TaskConduct research to identify potential new collaborators with relevant funding resources
  • TaskBuild relationships with potential collaborators through networking events and communication channels

OKRs to maximize pipeline generation from partner channels

  • ObjectiveMaximize pipeline generation from partner channels
  • Key ResultSecure 5 new strategic partnerships delivering at least 20% of total leads
  • TaskIdentify potential partners in the industry
  • TaskApproach and negotiate partnership agreements
  • TaskImplement and monitor partner-driven lead generation tactics
  • Key ResultImplement 2 joint marketing campaigns resulting in 30% increase in qualified leads
  • TaskTrack and optimize campaign performance for lead generation
  • TaskIdentify suitable partners for joint marketing campaigns
  • TaskDevelop unique marketing strategies involving both companies
  • Key ResultTrain 100% of partner sales teams on product portfolio to boost referral opportunities
  • TaskSchedule mandatory training sessions for partner sales teams
  • TaskMonitor and track participation until 100% completion
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive training module on product portfolio

Best practices for managing your Partnerships 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 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 Partnerships 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

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 Partnerships 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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