10 customisable OKR examples for Productivity Increase

What are Productivity Increase 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 Increase 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.

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Our customisable Productivity Increase OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Productivity Increase 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 to Increase productivity in financial statement preparation process

  • ObjectiveTo Increase productivity in financial statement preparation process
  • Key ResultStreamline communication process to decrease feedback acquisition from 10 days to 5 days
  • TaskImplement a unified communication platform for quicker feedback receipt
  • TaskEstablish regular short stand-up meetings for rapid updates
  • TaskSet clear expectations about response times with team members
  • Key ResultReduce time taken to compile financial data by 25%
  • TaskImplement automated data compilation software
  • TaskProvide staff training on efficient data management
  • TaskRegularly review and streamline finance processes
  • Key ResultImplement a new accounting software to minimize manual errors by 50%
  • TaskConduct staff training on new software use
  • TaskIdentify and purchase appropriate accounting software
  • TaskDefine requirement specifications for new accounting software

2. OKR to improve team collaboration and communication for increased productivity

  • ObjectiveEnhance team productivity through better collaboration and communication
  • Key ResultReduce response time on team chat by 50%
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% satisfaction rate with communication tools through surveys
  • Key ResultLaunch and complete 2 cross-functional projects within the quarter
  • Key ResultIncrease weekly team meetings attendance by 20%

3. OKR 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

4. OKR to improve our team's productivity and efficiency

  • ObjectiveImprove our team's productivity and efficiency
  • Key ResultDecrease wastage of resources by 20%
  • TaskTrain staff on resource conservation strategies
  • TaskConduct regular equipment checks for optimal functionality
  • TaskImplement efficiency measures in production processes
  • Key ResultIncrease weekly team output by 15%
  • TaskMonitor, evaluate, and adjust work processes regularly
  • TaskEnhance staff skills through focused training
  • TaskImplement efficient work strategies and new productivity tools
  • Key ResultReduce project turnaround time by 25%
  • TaskDelegate responsibilities effectively among team members
  • TaskImplement time management techniques
  • TaskStreamline workflows and eliminate unnecessary steps

5. OKR to increase job productivity through effective goal setting and time management

  • ObjectiveIncrease job productivity through effective goal setting and time management
  • Key ResultReceive positive feedback from supervisor on improved productivity
  • TaskImplement strategies or tools to enhance work efficiency
  • TaskRequest regular performance reviews from supervisor
  • TaskIdentify areas for productivity improvements during your work day
  • Key ResultAttend time management training and implement strategies
  • TaskApply learned strategies in daily work routine
  • TaskEnroll in a time management training course
  • TaskContinually assess and adjust strategies for effectiveness
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% completion rate of weekly tasks
  • TaskPrioritize tasks based on urgency and importance at the start of the week
  • TaskRegularly track task progress throughout the week and adjust plans accordingly
  • TaskAllocate specific time frames to each task for focused work sessions

6. OKR 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

7. OKR 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

8. OKR to attain and apply advanced leadership skills through an online course

  • ObjectiveAttain and apply advanced leadership skills through an online course
  • Key ResultReceive positive feedback from at least 60% team members regarding new leadership methods
  • TaskDistribute anonymous feedback survey to team members
  • TaskImplement new leadership methods within team
  • TaskAnalyze and discuss feedback results
  • Key ResultImplement learnt strategies in team management and achieve 10% increase in productivity
  • TaskSet specific goals to achieve a 10% productivity increase
  • TaskUtilize acquired strategies in daily team management practices
  • TaskMonitor and measure current team productivity levels
  • Key ResultComplete an accredited online leadership course with a minimum passing score of 85%
  • TaskScore at least 85% on the final assessment
  • TaskRegularly complete modules and assess learning
  • TaskSelect an accredited online leadership course

9. OKR to increase programmer productivity, quality, and happiness through the use of AI Tools

  • ObjectiveIncrease programmer productivity, quality, and happiness through the use of AI Tools
  • Key ResultImprove programmer productivity by decreasing the time spent on repetitive tasks by 15%
  • TaskDevelop standardized templates and guidelines to ensure consistency and eliminate redundant work
  • TaskProvide training to enhance programmers' skills and efficiency in relevant areas
  • TaskImplement task automation tools to eliminate repetitive manual tasks
  • TaskStreamline code review process for quicker feedback and reduced rework time
  • Key ResultIncrease the adoption rate of AI Tools among programmers by 25%
  • Key ResultIncrease code quality by reducing the number of bugs found in production by 20%
  • TaskImplement code reviews and pair programming to catch bugs earlier
  • TaskProvide comprehensive documentation and clear comments throughout the codebase
  • TaskInvest in automated testing tools to identify and prevent bugs more efficiently
  • TaskConduct thorough testing and debugging before deploying code to production
  • Key ResultBoost programmer happiness by increasing their satisfaction score in the quarterly survey by 10%

10. OKR to increase the achievement of team goals to 70%

  • ObjectiveIncrease the achievement of team goals to 70%
  • Key ResultDeliver effective coaching to underperforming team members every week
  • TaskImplement weekly coaching sessions, track progress and give feedback
  • TaskIdentify areas for improvement in each underperforming team member's performance
  • TaskDevelop personalized coaching plans for each underperforming member
  • Key ResultIdentify and eliminate three major obstacles hindering goal achievement
  • TaskImplement strategies to remove obstacles
  • TaskDevelop strategies to overcome these obstacles
  • TaskIdentify three major obstacles to goal achievement
  • Key ResultImplement new project management tool to enhance team productivity
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate team productivity improvements post-implementation
  • TaskTrain all team members on using the tool effectively
  • TaskResearch and select the right project management tool

Best practices for managing your Productivity Increase 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 Productivity Increase 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

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 Productivity Increase 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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