14 customisable OKR examples for Performance Management

What are Performance Management 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.

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 Management 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 Management OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Performance Management Objectives and Key Results. We've included strategic initiatives in our templates to give you a better idea of the different between the key results (how we measure progress), and the initiatives (what we do to achieve the results).

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1. 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

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 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. OKR to implement successful project tracking and KPI definition system

  • ObjectiveImplement successful project tracking and KPI definition system
  • Key ResultDevelop a comprehensive tracking system to monitor project outcomes by week 6
  • TaskDesign a comprehensive tracking system architecture
  • TaskIdentify key project outcomes for weekly tracking
  • TaskImplement the tracking system by the 6th week
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% of project KPI targets by the end of the quarter
  • TaskReview all current project KPIs and identify areas of improvement
  • TaskMonitor and adjust those strategies regularly
  • TaskDevelop strategies to enhance performance in underachieving areas
  • Key ResultEstablish detailed success criteria for 3 major projects by week 4
  • TaskDevelop detailed criteria for each project
  • TaskIdentify 3 major projects needing success criteria
  • TaskSet and confirm criteria by week 4

7. OKR to acquire the company award for exceptional teamwork

  • ObjectiveAcquire the company award for exceptional teamwork
  • Key ResultImprove overall team performance by 35% compared to last quarter's productivity
  • TaskEnhance project management strategies
  • TaskImplement weekly performance review and feedback sessions
  • TaskIncrease training and skill development sessions
  • Key ResultLead a collaborative project successfully involving at least four different departments
  • TaskEncourage regular communication among teams
  • TaskImplement project management tools for coordination
  • TaskArrange cross-departmental meetings to discuss project goals
  • Key ResultConduct bi-weekly team-building activities resulting in higher engagement scores
  • TaskAnalyze results to continually enhance team-building approaches
  • TaskImplement measures to evaluate engagement during activities
  • TaskOutline and schedule varied bi-weekly team-building activities

8. OKR to promote high-performance ethos across all company levels

  • ObjectivePromote high-performance ethos across all company levels
  • Key ResultAchieve a 10% improvement in employee engagement survey scores
  • TaskImplement regular team-building activities and workshops
  • TaskProvide continuous feedback and recognition for employee achievements
  • TaskEnhance communication transparency between management and staff
  • Key ResultReduce project completion times by 15%
  • TaskDelegate project tasks efficiently among team members
  • TaskStreamline communication process to prevent misunderstandings
  • TaskEnhance project management tools usage for better tracking
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity metrics by 20%
  • TaskEncourage open communication to quickly resolve issues
  • TaskInitiate training programs to improve staff skills and efficiency
  • TaskImplement productivity tracking software for accurate metrics

9. 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

10. OKR to ensure optimal functionality of database servers through routine checks

  • ObjectiveEnsure optimal functionality of database servers through routine checks
  • Key ResultAchieve 99.9% data accuracy on servers by implementing monthly data validation tests
  • TaskRegularly analyze and improve testing process
  • TaskEstablish data validation testing procedures
  • TaskTrain staff on implementing these tests
  • Key ResultIncrease database performance by 15% by optimizing weekly server health checks
  • TaskImplement weekly database re-indexing to improve speed
  • TaskUpdate server maintenance protocols to optimize efficiency
  • TaskAnalyze previous server health reports for performance bottlenecks
  • Key ResultDecrease server downtime by 20% through timely identification and fixing of problems
  • TaskSchedule regular server maintenance
  • TaskTrain IT team on prompt issue resolution
  • TaskImplement automated downtime alert system

11. 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

12. OKR to improve utilization rate of employees and resources

  • ObjectiveImprove utilization rate of employees and resources
  • Key ResultEnhance employee productivity by 20% via targeted skill training
  • TaskDesign and implement targeted training programs
  • TaskIdentify key skills required for each employee role
  • TaskEvaluate individual progress after skill training
  • Key ResultDecrease resource idle time by 10% using improved allocation strategies
  • TaskImplement dynamic resource allocation software
  • TaskIdentify and analyze current resource utilization patterns
  • TaskFoster training programs about effective resource management
  • Key ResultBoost the resources usage efficiency by 15% through process optimization
  • TaskImplement technological enhancements for improved workflow
  • TaskUndertake comprehensive process audit for identifying inefficiencies
  • TaskRegularly track and analyze progress towards efficiency goals

13. OKR to improve team members' performance and productivity

  • ObjectiveImprove team members' performance and productivity
  • Key ResultImprove team members' professional skills through participation in at least two relevant training courses
  • TaskIdentify and research relevant training courses that align with team members' professional goals
  • TaskFacilitate team members' registration and participation in chosen training courses
  • TaskCommunicate the available training courses to team members and gather their preferences
  • Key ResultAchieve a 90% completion rate on team projects by consistently meeting deadlines and delivering high-quality work
  • Key ResultEnhance team collaboration by conducting monthly cross-functional knowledge sharing sessions
  • TaskSchedule monthly cross-functional knowledge sharing sessions
  • TaskInvite team members from different departments to share their expertise
  • TaskProvide a platform for participants to collaborate, ask questions, and exchange ideas
  • Key ResultIncrease individual productivity by 10% through time management and task prioritization

14. OKR to achieve exceptional sales performance as a Hotel Sales Director

  • ObjectiveAchieve exceptional sales performance as a Hotel Sales Director
  • Key ResultDevelop and conduct a sales training program to increase team's closing rate by 15%
  • TaskCreate customized sales training program addressing these areas
  • TaskIdentify team's weaknesses and areas for improvement in sales
  • TaskImplement sales training program and track progress regularly
  • Key ResultIncrease team's quarterly sales by 20% compared to previous quarter
  • TaskImplement weekly sales training workshops for skill development
  • TaskMotivate team with performance-based incentives
  • TaskAnalyze previous sales data for improvement pointers
  • Key ResultImplement a new sales strategy leading to at least 10% more room bookings
  • TaskDesign a new, targeted sales strategy to boost bookings
  • TaskAnalyze current sales strategy and identify areas for improvement
  • TaskImplement new sales strategy and provide proper staff training

Best practices for managing your Performance Management 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 Management 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

We recommend using a spreadsheet for your first OKRs cycle. You'll need to get familiar with the scoring and tracking first. Then, you can scale your OKRs process by using a proper OKR-tracking tool for it.

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 Management 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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