3 OKR examples for Relationship Development

What are Relationship Development 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.

Formulating strong OKRs can be a complex endeavor, particularly for first-timers. Prioritizing outcomes over projects is crucial when developing your plans.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Relationship Development 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 Relationship Development OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Relationship Development. We also included strategic projects for each template to make it easier to understand the difference between key results and projects.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

OKRs to secure new clientele from three distinct sectors

  • ObjectiveSecure new clientele from three distinct sectors
  • Key ResultIdentify and establish contacts with 50 potential clients from different industries
  • TaskResearch diverse industries to identify 50 potential clients
  • TaskInitiate contact with potential clients via email or phone
  • TaskArrange and conduct initial client meetings or presentations
  • Key ResultSuccessfully pitch services to at least 30% of the identified potential clients
  • TaskSchedule and conduct efficient, persuasive pitch meetings
  • TaskDevelop and refine customized service pitch for each client
  • TaskIdentify and research potential clients' needs and interests
  • Key ResultConvert 15% of pitched potential clients into signed contracts
  • TaskTrain team in negotiation techniques to secure contracts
  • TaskEnhance proposals with detailed, customized solutions for each client
  • TaskImprove follow-up strategies to maintain contact post-pitch

OKRs to strengthen relationships with key accounts and identifying opportunities for growth

  • ObjectiveIncrease revenue through strategic account management
  • Key ResultDevelop and execute personalized account plans for top 3 accounts
  • Key ResultConduct 5 in-person meetings with key accounts to strengthen relationships
  • Key ResultIdentify 3 new growth opportunities within key accounts
  • Key ResultIncrease key account revenue by 10% through cross-selling and upselling

OKRs to contribute proactively to three Atlassian Services proposals

  • ObjectiveContribute proactively to three Atlassian Services proposals
  • Key ResultGain customer acceptance on at least two proposals by the end of the quarter
  • TaskSchedule and conduct presentations of the proposals to customers
  • TaskSecure formal acceptance from at least two customers
  • TaskDevelop clear and persuasive proposals for customer presentation
  • Key ResultDraft and submit one compelling proposal each month for client consideration
  • TaskDevelop a compelling and concise proposal outline
  • TaskIdentify desirable project proposals for the client
  • TaskSubmit the completed proposal to the client
  • Key ResultIdentify and finalize five potential clients needing Atlassian Services by Week 2

Best practices for managing your Relationship Development 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.

Building your own Relationship Development OKRs with AI

While we have some examples above, 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 Relationship Development 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 Relationship Development 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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