4 customisable OKR examples for Report Preparation

What are Report Preparation 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 Report Preparation 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 Report Preparation OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Report Preparation. 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!

1OKRs to boost the success rate in timely financial statement reporting

  • ObjectiveBoost the success rate in timely financial statement reporting
  • Key ResultIncrease efficiency in data compilation by 30%
  • TaskEstablish clear data standardization procedures
  • TaskImplement advanced data compilation software
  • TaskTrain staff on efficient data compilation methods
  • Key ResultImprove report review and sign-off process by 15%
  • TaskConduct regular training on efficient report-writing techniques
  • TaskEstablish clear deadlines for report review and sign-off
  • TaskImplement a streamlined software for quicker report creation and review
  • Key ResultCut down report preparation errors by 20%
  • TaskEstablish a multi-level report review process
  • TaskImplement a standardized report preparation checklist
  • TaskProvide regular training on report writing accuracy

2OKRs to successfully execute "Test Objective"

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully execute "Test Objective"
  • Key ResultDeliver final report documenting the results and lessons learned
  • TaskDocument lessons learned and improvement strategies
  • TaskFinalize and proofread the final report
  • TaskHighlight primary results and key findings
  • Key ResultComplete initial research and preparation by Week 2
  • TaskDedicate Day 8 to thorough examination of available resources
  • TaskFinalize and document findings and preparations by Day 14
  • TaskDefine research objectives and desired outcomes by Day 6
  • Key ResultAchieve 25% progress towards "Test Objective" every week
  • TaskAssess weekly targets and track progress consistently
  • TaskActively utilize learning resources to understand concepts better
  • TaskAllocate dedicated time daily for focused test preparation

3OKRs to explore doctors' insights in prescribing COVID-19 antivirals

  • ObjectiveExplore doctors' insights in prescribing COVID-19 antivirals
  • Key ResultSchedule and conduct 30 semi-structured interviews with physicians by the end of the period
  • TaskPlan the semi-structured interview guidelines
  • TaskIdentify and list 30 physicians for the interviews
  • TaskArrange and perform the set interviews
  • Key ResultAnalyze interview reports to identify three recurring themes within physician responses
  • Key ResultDevelop and share a comprehensive report outlining physicians’ prescribing perspectives
  • TaskConduct surveys to gather physicians' prescribing perspectives
  • TaskAnalyze survey data to develop a comprehensive report
  • TaskDistribute the report among relevant stakeholders

4OKRs to achieve 90% accuracy in financial statement preparation

  • ObjectiveAchieve 90% accuracy in financial statement preparation
  • Key ResultReduce errors in trial balances by 20% to ensure accurate financial reports
  • TaskImplement double-entry bookkeeping for accurate records
  • TaskReview trial balances weekly for discrepancies
  • TaskTrain staff in reconciliation techniques annually
  • Key ResultSuccessfully incorporate feedback from 2 financial audits to improve reporting accuracy
  • TaskReview the feedback received from both financial audits
  • TaskDetermine needed changes and improvements in reporting
  • TaskImplement changes and check their effectiveness regularly
  • Key ResultComplete a specialized course on financial statements and pass with at least 85% score
  • TaskTake the final course exam, aiming for 85% or higher
  • TaskConsistently study to grasp course content thoroughly
  • TaskResearch and enroll in a reputable financial statements course

Report Preparation OKR best practices to boost success

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 weekly OKR 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.

How to turn your Report Preparation OKRs in a strategy map

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

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 Report Preparation 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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