2 OKR examples for Running Team

What are Running Team 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.

Crafting effective OKRs can be challenging, particularly for beginners. Emphasizing outcomes rather than projects should be the core of your planning.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Running Team 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 Running Team OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Running Team 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 improve team effectiveness in running operations

  • ObjectiveImprove team effectiveness in running operations
  • Key ResultEnhance team efficiency by reducing average response time to customer inquiries by 25%
  • TaskStreamline internal processes and workflows to minimize response time and avoid unnecessary delays
  • TaskImplement automated email templates for quick and standardized responses to customer inquiries
  • TaskProvide regular training sessions on effective communication and problem-solving techniques
  • TaskImplement a ticketing system to track and prioritize customer inquiries for faster resolution
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity by 15% through improved task management and delegation
  • TaskDefine clear goals and deadlines for each team member to improve task prioritization
  • TaskConduct regular feedback sessions to address challenges and provide support in task management
  • TaskProvide training on effective delegation strategies to enhance productivity within the team
  • TaskImplement a centralized task management system for better tracking and collaboration
  • Key ResultImprove team collaboration by achieving a 30% increase in cross-functional communication and information sharing
  • TaskProvide training sessions on effective communication and active listening skills for team members
  • TaskEncourage knowledge sharing and collaboration through a central online platform or shared documents
  • TaskFacilitate cross-functional team building activities to strengthen relationships and promote communication
  • TaskImplement regular team meetings to discuss projects, share updates, and address challenges
  • Key ResultReduce operational errors by 20% through enhanced documentation and quality control

OKRs to consistently rank in the top half of running events

  • ObjectiveConsistently rank in the top half of running events
  • Key ResultParticipate in 3 local running events to gain race experience
  • TaskStart a regular training schedule
  • TaskRegister for the chosen 3 running events
  • TaskResearch local running events in your area
  • Key ResultIncrease weekly mileage by 10% to improve overall endurance
  • TaskCalculate current weekly mileage for accurate increment
  • TaskConsistently monitor progress and endurance level
  • TaskGradually increase mileage by 10% each week
  • Key ResultFinish five 10k runs in under 50 minutes for enhanced speed
  • TaskSchedule weekly training to progressively increase running speed
  • TaskIncorporate high-intensity interval training in workouts
  • TaskMonitor time on each run and adjust pace

Best practices for managing your Running Team 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 Running Team 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 Running Team 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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