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8 OKR examples for Productivity Enhancement

What are Productivity Enhancement 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.

Creating impactful OKRs can be a daunting task, especially for newcomers. Shifting your focus from projects to outcomes is key to successful planning.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Productivity Enhancement 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.

Our Productivity Enhancement OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Productivity Enhancement 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!

OKRs to enhance team productivity with collaborative efforts

  • ObjectiveEnhance team productivity with collaborative efforts
  • Key ResultDecrease project completion times by 15%
  • TaskImplement more efficient project management tools
  • TaskIncorporate additional resources or personnel
  • TaskStreamline communication processes within the team
  • Key ResultIncrease team work-norm compliance by 30%
  • TaskDevelop clear, easily understood guidelines for work-norms
  • TaskMonitor and give feedback on work-norm compliance regularly
  • TaskImplement regular team-building activities to foster collaboration
  • Key ResultImplement 2 team-building activities with 90% participation
  • TaskSchedule activity sessions and inform the team
  • TaskEnsure participation and collect feedback post-activities
  • TaskIdentify 2 team-building activities suitable for all staff

OKRs to enhance productivity with increased automation and streamlined administration

  • ObjectiveEnhance productivity with increased automation and streamlined administration
  • Key ResultProvide administration staff with time management training to enhance efficiency by 15%
  • TaskIdentify suitable time management training program for staff
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate efficiency improvements post-training
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for administration staff
  • Key ResultImplement automation tools to minimize manual entry work by 25%
  • TaskIdentify daily processes that involve repetitive manual entry
  • TaskResearch, select, and acquire suitable automation tools
  • TaskTrain staff on utilizing new automation technologies effectively
  • Key ResultReduce paperwork by moving 50% of reports/work to digital platform
  • TaskImplement a reliable digital platform for reports
  • TaskIdentify essential reports suitable for digital transition
  • TaskTrain staff on electronic report submission

OKRs to increase design competency and productivity for high-quality outputs

  • ObjectiveIncrease design competency and productivity for high-quality outputs
  • Key ResultAttain and maintain a 90% satisfaction rating from internal teams for all design projects
  • TaskConduct regular feedback surveys with internal teams after each project
  • TaskImplement suggested improvements from feedback promptly and efficiently
  • TaskProvide continuous training and development for the design team
  • Key ResultComplete a comprehensive graphic design course with 85% or higher score
  • TaskSchedule regular study hours for course materials
  • TaskEnroll in a reputable graphic design course
  • TaskComplete all assignments and exams timely
  • Key ResultProduce 15% more design projects as compared to last quarter
  • TaskIncrease weekly design output through efficient time management strategies
  • TaskInvest in new design software to streamline workflow
  • TaskDelegate smaller tasks to free up design production time

OKRs to enhance productivity and proactivity as a VA and document specialist

  • ObjectiveEnhance productivity and proactivity as a VA and document specialist
  • Key ResultBecome proficient in two new software that aid in document creation and management
  • TaskEngage in online tutorials and training for selected software
  • TaskResearch and select two software for document creation and management
  • TaskPractice regular usage and application of learnt software tools
  • Key ResultComplete tasks 10% faster without compromising the quality of work
  • TaskUtilize productivity tools for better time management
  • TaskUtilize breaks to rejuvenate and maintain focus
  • TaskPrioritize work according to urgency and importance
  • Key ResultTake initiative in three projects requiring comprehensive documentation without being prompted
  • TaskStart drafting comprehensive documents for those projects
  • TaskComplete and submit those documents unprompted
  • TaskIdentify three projects lacking thorough documentation

OKRs to enhance productivity of IT Service Desk Analysts and maintain SLAs

  • ObjectiveEnhance productivity of IT Service Desk Analysts and maintain SLAs
  • Key ResultReduce weekly outstanding tickets by 20%
  • TaskIncrease feedback and training to improve first-call resolution rates
  • TaskPrioritize resolution of high-priority and oldest tickets first
  • TaskImplement an automated reminder system for unresolved tickets
  • Key ResultDecrease the average ticket resolution time by 15%
  • TaskEstablish escalation protocols for complex tickets
  • TaskImplement advanced ticket resolution training for customer service staff
  • TaskInvest in technological software to automate ticket resolution
  • Key ResultIncrease customer satisfaction rate to 90%
  • TaskEnhance customer service training for staff
  • TaskImplement customer feedback surveys to identify areas requiring improvement
  • TaskCreate effective customer loyalty programs

OKRs to develop and strengthen effective team leadership skills

  • ObjectiveDevelop and strengthen effective team leadership skills
  • Key ResultFacilitate 3 team building activities to foster strong interpersonal bonds and trust
  • TaskSchedule and plan the selected team building activities
  • TaskResearch diverse team building activities suitable for the team
  • TaskConduct and oversee the team building activities
  • Key ResultImprove communication by creating a bi-weekly open feedback system within the team
  • TaskIntroduce a bi-weekly open feedback system to the team
  • TaskSchedule consistent bi-weekly feedback sessions
  • TaskDevelop a set structure for providing and receiving feedback
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity by 20% through effective task delegation and monitoring
  • TaskProvide regular feedback to improve team performance
  • TaskDevelop a routine process for monitoring progress
  • TaskImplement a system for efficient task delegation and assignment

OKRs to successfully complete 80% of the content project

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully complete 80% of the content project
  • Key ResultEnhance content quality by getting two positive feedback per week from the editor
  • TaskRequest feedback after implementing changes
  • TaskIncorporate editor's suggested changes in content
  • TaskSubmit articles regularly for the editor's review
  • Key ResultDecrease project revision rate by 15% through careful drafting and editing
  • TaskTrain staff on meticulous proofreading techniques
  • TaskIncrease frequency of project editing cycles
  • TaskImplement stringent project drafting protocols
  • Key ResultIncrease daily writing output by 20% to fast-track the project
  • TaskEnhance writing efficiency through training/tools
  • TaskLimit distractions during writing periods
  • TaskAllocate more daily hours exclusively to writing tasks

OKRs to enhance the performance of the Database Administration Unit

  • ObjectiveEnhance the performance of the Database Administration Unit
  • Key ResultIncrease the team's productivity by 25% through supervision and technical guidance
  • TaskProvide frequent technical training for team members
  • TaskEstablish clear targets and productivity expectations
  • TaskImplement weekly supervision meetings to monitor work progress
  • Key ResultReduce database-related tickets by 20% through improved administration strategies
  • TaskImplement comprehensive database administration training
  • TaskUpdate database systems with latest software patches
  • TaskCreate efficient data backup and restoration plan
  • Key ResultEnsure all team members complete a relevant professional development course
  • TaskIdentify relevant professional development courses for the team
  • TaskAssign courses to each team member
  • TaskMonitor course completion progress regularly

Best practices for managing your Productivity Enhancement 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 below). 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.

Building your own Productivity Enhancement OKRs with AI

While we have some examples below, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. There are 2 options available to you.

Best way to track your Productivity Enhancement 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

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 Productivity Enhancement 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.