15 customisable OKR examples for Performance

What are Performance OKRs?

The OKR acronym stands for Objectives and Key Results. It's a goal-setting framework that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s, and it became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s. OKRs helps teams has a shared language to set ambitious goals and track progress towards them.

Crafting effective OKRs can be challenging, particularly for beginners. Emphasizing outcomes rather than projects should be the core of your planning.

We have a collection of OKRs examples for Performance to give you some inspiration. You can use any of the templates below as a starting point for your OKRs.

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

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Our customisable Performance OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Performance 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 enhance performance testing for v2 services

  • ObjectiveEnhance performance testing for v2 services
  • Key ResultImprove system ability to handle peak load by 30%
  • TaskOptimize current system code for better efficiency
  • TaskImplement load balancing techniques across the servers
  • TaskIncrease server capacity to handle increased load
  • Key ResultIdentify and reduce service response time by 20%
  • TaskAnalyze current service response times
  • TaskImplement solutions to enhance service speed by 20%
  • TaskIdentify bottlenecks and inefficiencies in service delivery
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% test coverage for all v2 services
  • TaskImplement and run newly developed tests
  • TaskIdentify and create additional tests needed
  • TaskReview current test coverage for all v2 services

2. OKR to improve quarterly performance through consistent check-ins with manager

  • ObjectiveImprove quarterly performance through consistent check-ins with manager
  • Key ResultImplement suggestions from manager to enhance performance
  • TaskReview manager's suggestions carefully and clarify any doubts or queries
  • TaskOutline a concrete plan to apply suggested modifications structurally
  • TaskDaily monitor, measure and evaluate progress towards goals
  • Key ResultReview progress towards goals and receive feedback during meetings
  • TaskPrepare reports detailing goal progression
  • TaskSchedule regular meetings for progress reviews
  • TaskAsk for feedback during these meetings
  • Key ResultSchedule quarterly meeting with performance manager
  • TaskIdentify schedules that align between you and your performance manager
  • TaskDraft an email proposing the meeting time and agenda
  • TaskSend the email and confirm the meeting date

3. OKR to improve quarterly communication by ensuring consistent check-ins with performance manager

  • ObjectiveImprove quarterly communication by ensuring consistent check-ins with performance manager
  • Key ResultAct on and document any action items or feedback from check-in meetings
  • TaskRecord all feedback and action items during check-in meetings
  • TaskUpdate documentation promptly following the actions taken
  • TaskImplement necessary changes based on the meeting feedback
  • Key ResultPrepare performance update report prior to each check-in meeting
  • TaskAnalyze data to identify trends
  • TaskGather recent data on team performance metrics
  • TaskCompile findings into a concise report
  • Key ResultSchedule quarterly meeting dates with performance manager in advance
  • TaskContact performance manager to discuss availability
  • TaskConfirm and schedule quarterly meetings in advance
  • TaskReview the calendar for potential meeting dates

4. OKR to improve communication by ensuring quarterly check-in with performance manager

  • ObjectiveImprove communication by ensuring quarterly check-in with performance manager
  • Key ResultImplement action plan based on feedback received from performance manager
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive action plan addressing the concerns highlighted
  • TaskReview feedback received from performance manager thoroughly
  • TaskBegin implementation of formulated action plan immediately
  • Key ResultDiscuss performance goals and feedback during check-in meeting
  • TaskReview previous performance goals before the check-in meeting
  • TaskPrepare constructive and specific feedback points
  • TaskSchedule a check-in meeting to discuss performance goals
  • Key ResultSchedule and attend quarterly check-in meeting with performance manager
  • TaskDetermine a suitable date and time for the check-in meeting
  • TaskSend meeting invite to performance manager
  • TaskAttend the scheduled check-in meeting

5. OKR to improve performance testing for V2 services

  • ObjectiveImprove performance testing for V2 services
  • Key ResultIncrease the successful pass rate of performance tests to 95% from existing results
  • TaskDevelop and implement a targeted improvement plan for testing
  • TaskConduct regular training sessions for performance test takers
  • TaskContinuously review and update testing techniques
  • Key ResultDevelop a comprehensive test strategy addressing all aspects of V2 services by week 4
  • TaskDevelop a detailed plan for testing each aspect
  • TaskSchedule testing stages within first 4 weeks
  • TaskIdentify key aspects and potential risks of V2 services
  • Key ResultReduce the average run-time for performance tests by 20% compared to current timings
  • TaskImplement more efficient testing algorithms and techniques
  • TaskUpgrade testing hardware or software to improve speed
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate bottlenecks in the current performance test process

6. OKR to streamline and enhance the performance management system

  • ObjectiveStreamline and enhance the performance management system
  • Key ResultTrain all managers on the new system, achieving 90% implementation accuracy
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for all managers on the new system
  • TaskDevelop assessment method to gauge implementation accuracy
  • TaskProvide additional training for those below 90% accuracy
  • Key ResultDevelop and finalize the revised system structure by engaging 75% of department heads
  • TaskOutline proposed system changes for department heads review
  • TaskIncorporate feedback and finalize system structure
  • TaskGather feedback from 75% of department heads
  • Key ResultImprove employee satisfaction rate with the system by at least 20%
  • TaskProvide continuous user training improvement opportunities
  • TaskImplement system updates based on survey feedback
  • TaskConduct a survey to identify current system dissatisfaction areas

7. OKR to enhance corporate effectiveness, culture, and performance

  • ObjectiveEnhance corporate effectiveness, culture, and performance
  • Key ResultIncrease employee engagement scores by 15%
  • TaskImplement regular team-building exercises and activities
  • TaskProvide consistent and constructive feedback to employees
  • TaskIncrease recognition and reward for exceptional work
  • Key ResultAchieve 10% improvement in overall performance metrics
  • TaskDevelop and implement effective strategies to boost performance
  • TaskMonitor, evaluate, and adjust strategies regularly for optimal results
  • TaskIdentify key areas needing improvement through detailed performance analysis
  • Key ResultImplement 2 new operational efficiency measures
  • TaskImplement and monitor these new efficiency measures
  • TaskIdentify areas in current operations needing efficiency improvement
  • TaskDevelop two new efficiency measures addressing identified areas

8. OKR to enhance team performance and foster a culture of knowledge sharing

  • ObjectiveEnhance team performance and foster a culture of knowledge sharing
  • Key ResultImprove team member skills by 15% through personalized learning and development plans
  • TaskIdentify individual team member's skill gaps through performance reviews
  • TaskDesign personalized learning plans based on identified skill gaps
  • TaskImplement regular, feedback-focused mentorship sessions
  • Key ResultIncrease team collaboration by 20% through regular brainstorming sessions and workshops
  • TaskSchedule weekly brainstorming sessions for idea sharing and problem-solving
  • TaskConduct skill-building workshops to foster team cohesion and collaboration
  • TaskTrack collaboration progress through key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Key ResultIncrease knowledge sharing by 25% through the implementation of a digital knowledge-sharing platform
  • TaskTrain staff on utilizing the chosen platform effectively
  • TaskIdentify digital platform for knowledge sharing
  • TaskMonitor and improve platform usage regularly

9. OKR 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

10. OKR to enhance performance and efficiency of SharePoint Online Storage service

  • ObjectiveEnhance performance and efficiency of SharePoint Online Storage service
  • Key ResultEnsure 99% uptime for the SharePoint Online Storage service
  • TaskImplement a backup and recovery plan
  • TaskRegularly monitor SharePoint server health for potential issues
  • TaskApply necessary patches and updates without delay
  • Key ResultDecrease data retrieval time by 15%
  • TaskImplement a better indexing system for quicker data search
  • TaskOptimize database queries to reduce redundancy
  • TaskUpgrade hardware to improve data processing speed
  • Key ResultIncrease data upload speed by 20%
  • TaskImplement data compression techniques
  • TaskOptimize server's upload bandwidth setting
  • TaskUpgrade to a high-speed internet service

11. OKR to implement robust OKR framework for enhancing organisational efficiency

  • ObjectiveImplement robust OKR framework for enhancing organisational efficiency
  • Key ResultConducting two training sessions on new OKR framework by end of the quarter
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive content for the OKR training sessions
  • TaskConduct the two OKR training sessions
  • TaskSchedule and advertise two training events
  • Key ResultGet 80% of all departments to successfully adopt the new OKR framework
  • TaskRegularly monitor and evaluate departmental adoption progress
  • TaskConduct training sessions for departments on the OKR framework usage
  • TaskProvide accessible support and resources for OKR implementation
  • Key ResultAchieve a 10% increase in overall operational efficiency post framework implementation
  • TaskMonitor productivity metrics to identify areas of inefficiency
  • TaskImplement efficiency improvement plans in the identified areas
  • TaskCollect and analyze post-implementation data to measure success

12. OKR to elevate agile team's performance to top-tier status

  • ObjectiveElevate agile team's performance to top-tier status
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% positive feedback on team's agility and efficiency in handling tasks
  • TaskSchedule weekly feedback sessions with the team
  • TaskImplement regular training sessions on agility and efficiency techniques
  • TaskRegularly review and improve task management processes
  • Key ResultIncrease average project completion rate by 20% without compromising on quality
  • TaskStreamline project management processes
  • TaskConduct weekly training sessions to enhance skills
  • TaskImplement regular performance tracking and analytics
  • Key ResultImplement at least two upskilling training sessions resulting in marked improvement in competencies
  • TaskOrganize two professional development workshops
  • TaskIdentify necessary skills gaps within the team
  • TaskEvaluate performance post-training for improvement

13. OKR to enhance the performance and usability of the technical website

  • ObjectiveEnhance the performance and usability of the technical website
  • Key ResultDecrease bounce rate by 35% through optimization of landing pages
  • TaskOptimize loading speed for enhanced user experience
  • TaskImplement relevant, attention-grabbing headlines on all landing pages
  • TaskProvide clear, engaging calls to action
  • Key ResultImprove website load time by 30% to boost user experience
  • TaskEnable compression to reduce your HTTP response time
  • TaskOptimize images and videos for quicker on-page load time
  • TaskRemove unnecessary plugins that may slow website speed
  • Key ResultIncrease the site's mobile responsiveness rank by 40%
  • TaskOptimize images and text sizes for mobile view
  • TaskSpeed up load times to improve mobile usability
  • TaskImplement a responsive design for better mobile adaptation

14. OKR to enhance our performance measurement and reporting

  • ObjectiveEnhance our performance measurement and reporting
  • Key ResultImprove clarity and precision of all reports, targeting a 95% comprehension rate
  • TaskIncorporate visuals to increase report understanding
  • TaskImplement clear, concise language in all report writing
  • TaskConduct regular report comprehension checks
  • Key ResultImplement an analytics tool to track performance metrics across all departments
  • TaskIdentify key performance indicators for each department
  • TaskTrain department heads on how to use the tool
  • TaskResearch and choose a suitable analytics tool
  • Key ResultIncrease reporting accuracy by reviewing and correcting discrepancies by 20%
  • TaskIdentify and review current reports for errors
  • TaskImplement strict data verification measures
  • TaskCorrect discrepancies found in data reports

15. OKR to increase outsourcing sales performance

  • ObjectiveIncrease outsourcing sales performance
  • Key ResultReduce the average sales cycle time for outsourcing deals by 20%
  • TaskConduct regular training sessions to enhance negotiation skills and close deals more efficiently
  • TaskImprove efficiency by implementing automation tools and standardized templates for contract and proposal preparation
  • TaskStreamline communication channels and establish clear guidelines to expedite decision-making processes
  • TaskAnalyze and optimize the sales pipeline by identifying bottlenecks and removing unnecessary steps
  • Key ResultAchieve a 10% increase in the number of new outsourcing clients acquired
  • TaskEnhance online presence through search engine optimization and increased social media engagement
  • TaskProvide exceptional customer service to existing clients to encourage referrals and positive reviews
  • TaskOffer discounted introductory rates or incentives to attract new outsourcing clients
  • TaskImplement targeted digital marketing campaigns to reach potential outsourcing clients
  • Key ResultImprove customer satisfaction ratings for outsourcing services to 90%
  • TaskContinuously review and refine processes to streamline operations and exceed customer expectations
  • TaskConduct customer satisfaction surveys regularly to gather feedback and identify areas for improvement
  • TaskImplement a robust training program for outsourcing service agents to enhance their skills
  • TaskEstablish clear communication channels and respond promptly to customer inquiries and concerns
  • Key ResultIncrease the average value of each outsourcing contract by 15%
  • TaskAnalyze past successful outsourcing contracts to identify factors that contribute to higher values
  • TaskTrain sales team on effectively communicating the value proposition of higher value outsourcing contracts
  • TaskDevelop targeted marketing campaigns highlighting the added value and benefits of outsourcing services
  • TaskConduct market research to identify areas where higher value outsourcing contracts are prevalent

Best practices for managing your Performance 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 Performance 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

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 Performance 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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