1 customisable OKR examples for Professionalism

What are Professionalism 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 Professionalism 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.

Building your own Professionalism OKRs with AI

While we have some examples available, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. You can use our free AI generator below or our more complete goal-setting system to generate your own OKRs.

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Our customisable Professionalism OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Professionalism 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 maintain a professional and engaged presence at work

  • ObjectiveMaintain a professional and engaged presence at work
  • Key ResultComplete assigned tasks on time with high quality and seek opportunities for improvement
  • TaskSeek feedback from colleagues and supervisors to enhance performance
  • TaskPay attention to detail and ensure the quality of work before submission
  • TaskRegularly evaluate workflow and identify areas for improvement
  • TaskPrioritize tasks and create a schedule to meet deadlines efficiently
  • Key ResultBuild and maintain positive relationships with colleagues and superiors through effective communication and collaboration
  • TaskActively listen to colleagues and superiors, showing genuine interest in their perspectives and ideas
  • TaskCommunicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in written correspondence
  • TaskSeek feedback from colleagues and superiors, and implement constructive criticism to improve collaboration
  • TaskOffer assistance and support to colleagues and superiors whenever possible
  • Key ResultActively seek out additional responsibilities or projects to demonstrate enthusiasm and dedication
  • TaskOffer assistance to teammates on their projects to showcase dedication and support
  • TaskTake initiative and volunteer for tasks that align with personal interests and skills
  • TaskRegularly communicate to superiors about eagerness to be involved in new projects and contribute
  • TaskSeek feedback and suggestions from supervisors to identify areas where additional responsibilities can be taken on
  • Key ResultAttend all meetings prepared and actively contribute to discussions
  • TaskFollow up after meetings with action points, summaries, or additional research if needed
  • TaskEngage in discussions by actively listening, sharing insights, and providing constructive input
  • TaskReview meeting agenda beforehand and gather necessary materials or information
  • TaskParticipate in pre-meeting preparations, research topics, and formulate ideas or questions

Best practices for managing your Professionalism 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 Professionalism 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

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 Professionalism 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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