14 OKR examples for Sales Development

What are Sales 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.

How you write your OKRs can make a huge difference on the impact that your team will have at the end of the quarter. But, it's not always easy to write a quarterly plan that focuses on outcomes instead of projects.

That's why we have created a list of OKRs examples for Sales Development to help. You can use any of the templates below as a starting point to write your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

Our Sales Development OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Sales Development 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 increase the conversion rate of BDR-generated leads into sales opportunities by 25%

  • ObjectiveBoost BDR-generated lead conversion rate by 25%
  • Key ResultImplement personalized and timely follow-up for all leads
  • Key ResultIncrease the number of demos by BDRs for better lead nurturing
  • Key ResultOptimize landing pages to ensure an easy and quick conversion process
  • Key ResultImprove sales pitch training to increase lead engagement and closing rate

OKRs to secure a new project contract with a new client

  • ObjectiveSecure a new project contract with a new client
  • Key ResultIdentify and establish contact with 50 potential new clients within the industry
  • TaskResearch to compile a list of 50 potential clients within the industry
  • TaskSend emails to identified potential clients
  • TaskDraft a personalized introductory email to establish contact
  • Key ResultSubmit high-quality proposals to at least 20 new prospective clients
  • TaskDevelop robust, customized proposals for each client
  • TaskSubmit the proposals and follow up promptly
  • TaskIdentify 20 potential new clients and research their needs
  • Key ResultSuccessfully negotiate and finalize at least one contract with a new client
  • TaskIdentify and research potential new clients
  • TaskCraft and send personalized business proposals
  • TaskArrange negotiation meetings to finalize contract

OKRs to secure two contracts with value at least $300,000

  • ObjectiveSecure two contracts with value at least $300,000
  • Key ResultSuccessfully negotiate and close at least two contracts valued above $150,000 each
  • TaskResearch and identify potential high-value clients
  • TaskDevelop customized proposals for each client
  • TaskConduct persuasive negotiation meetings
  • Key ResultConduct 30 business proposal presentations for potential clients
  • TaskSchedule and execute 30 presentations
  • TaskCreate and refine business proposal presentations
  • TaskIdentify and research 30 potential clients for proposals
  • Key ResultIdentify and reach out to 50 potential clients by the end of the quarter
  • TaskSend outreach messages to each potential client
  • TaskDraft a personalized outreach message for each contact
  • TaskCreate a list of 50 potential clients relevant to our business

OKRs to drive Business Expansion in Saudi Arabia's school sector

  • ObjectiveDrive Business Expansion in Saudi Arabia's school sector
  • Key ResultObtain 10 new client contracts from GCC school sector
  • TaskResearch potential GCC school sector clients
  • TaskDevelop and send proposals to identified schools
  • TaskFollow-up meetings, negotiate, and finalize contracts
  • Key ResultSecure 30 new successful B2B interactions with GCC schools
  • TaskFollow-up with proposals to close on agreements
  • TaskSend tailored partnership proposals to identified schools
  • TaskIdentify 50 GCC schools as potential B2B partners
  • Key ResultIncrease lead generation by 40% through tailored marketing and sales outreach
  • TaskDevelop personalized marketing campaigns targeting potential leads
  • TaskIntensify sales outreach efforts with tailored proposals
  • TaskEnhance data analysis to identify and reach untapped markets

OKRs to increase value proposition for a staff training videogame development company

  • ObjectiveIncrease value proposition for a staff training videogame development company
  • Key ResultIncrease revenue from sales of training videogames by 15%
  • TaskEnhance product features and user experience to boost customer satisfaction and loyalty
  • TaskDevelop partnerships with industry influencers or organizations to expand sales reach
  • TaskImprove marketing strategies to create greater awareness and interest in training videogames
  • TaskAnalyze current market trends and identify target audience for training videogames
  • Key ResultIncrease customer satisfaction rating for training videogames by 10%
  • TaskImplement gamification elements to increase engagement and enjoyment
  • TaskConduct regular surveys to gather feedback and address customer concerns efficiently
  • TaskImprove gameplay mechanics based on customer feedback
  • TaskEnhance customer support response time and effectiveness
  • Key ResultDevelop and launch at least 2 new interactive and engaging staff training videogames
  • TaskDesign and develop user-friendly interfaces for seamless gameplay experience
  • TaskTest and debug the games thoroughly to ensure optimal performance and functionality
  • TaskResearch and identify suitable game development platforms and tools
  • TaskCollaborate with subject matter experts to create engaging content for the games
  • Key ResultIncrease client retention rate by 20% through effective value proposition communication
  • TaskConduct a comprehensive market research on clients' needs and preferences
  • TaskImplement regular client feedback surveys to continuously improve value proposition alignment
  • TaskTrain all sales and customer service teams on effective value proposition communication
  • TaskDevelop clear and concise value proposition statements for each target client segment

OKRs to finalize and launch our product

  • ObjectiveFinalize and launch our product
  • Key ResultSecure two client pre-orders for the new product before launch
  • TaskInitiate contact and secure pre-orders
  • TaskDevelop an enticing pre-order sales pitch for the new product
  • TaskIdentify two potential high-value clients for outreach
  • Key ResultAssemble dedicated project team for streamlined product finishing tasks
  • TaskDelegate specific tasks within the project to each team member
  • TaskFormulate a communication and collaboration system for the team
  • TaskIdentify individuals with necessary skills for product finishing
  • Key ResultAchieve at least 96% completion of the product's testing by next quarter
  • TaskCreate a detailed testing schedule and assign responsible team members
  • TaskImplement any necessary corrective actions promptly
  • TaskConduct regular check-ins to monitor testing progress

OKRs to improve Braze comprehension to boost confidence when presenting to potential clients

  • ObjectiveImprove Braze comprehension to boost confidence when presenting to potential clients
  • Key ResultComplete all Braze training modules and quizzes
  • TaskIdentify all required Braze training modules and quizzes
  • TaskDedicate specific time daily to study and complete modules
  • TaskComplete and pass all associated quizzes
  • Key ResultSuccessfully pitch Braze to at least 5 test prospects
  • TaskConduct the Braze product pitch to each prospect
  • TaskAnalyze Braze features and benefits for effective pitching
  • TaskIdentify and contact 5 potential test prospects
  • Key ResultReceive positive feedback from internal team on Braze knowledge improvement
  • TaskRequest regular feedback on Braze usage from the team
  • TaskApply learned Braze functionalities in daily tasks
  • TaskAttend regular training sessions on Braze software

OKRs to expand Japanese market

  • ObjectiveIncrease market presence and sales in Japan
  • Key ResultIncrease monthly revenue from Japanese customers by 20%
  • TaskDevelop targeted marketing campaigns tailored to the Japanese market
  • TaskConduct market research to identify specific needs and preferences of Japanese customers
  • TaskEnhance Japanese customer support and after-sales services to improve customer satisfaction
  • TaskCollaborate with local Japanese businesses to expand customer reach and increase sales opportunities
  • Key ResultEstablish partnerships with three influential Japanese retailers to expand distribution network
  • TaskNegotiate mutually beneficial terms and agreements with selected Japanese retailers
  • TaskIdentify and research three influential Japanese retailers for potential partnership opportunities
  • TaskFinalize partnerships and develop a plan for expanding our distribution network with each retailer
  • TaskInitiate contact and schedule meetings with identified retailers to discuss potential partnerships
  • Key ResultImprove customer satisfaction in Japan by achieving minimum of 90% positive feedback
  • Key ResultLaunch targeted marketing campaigns to reach 10,000 potential Japanese customers
  • TaskCreate compelling and localized marketing content that resonates with Japanese consumers
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive marketing strategy tailored specifically for the Japanese market
  • TaskUtilize various advertising channels to reach and engage 10,000 potential Japanese customers
  • TaskConduct market research to define target audience and identify potential Japanese customers

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 optimize CPA by reducing it by 15%

  • ObjectiveDecrease CPA by 15%
  • Key ResultIdentify and pause underperforming campaigns
  • TaskPause or adjust campaigns that consistently underperform benchmarks
  • TaskReview campaign performance metrics
  • TaskDetermine performance benchmarks for each campaign
  • TaskCompare benchmarks to current campaign performance
  • Key ResultOptimize landing pages for higher conversion rates
  • TaskIncrease page load speed by optimizing images and minimizing text
  • TaskSimplify form fields and reduce the number of required inputs
  • TaskConduct A/B testing to determine optimal page layout
  • TaskCreate clear call-to-action button with contrasting color and placement
  • Key ResultPerform a comprehensive audit of current campaigns
  • TaskReview campaign goals and success metrics
  • TaskEvaluate ad copy and creative effectiveness
  • TaskAnalyze audience targeting and segmentation
  • TaskAssess budget allocation and ROI
  • Key ResultIncrease bids on top-performing campaigns
  • TaskMonitor campaign performance to evaluate the effectiveness of bid increases
  • TaskIdentify top-performing campaigns
  • TaskImplement bid increases on identified campaigns
  • TaskAnalyze performance data to determine bid increase percentage

OKRs to increase user acquisition by 50% in the next quarter

  • ObjectiveBoost user acquisition
  • Key ResultAchieve a 25% conversion rate of website visitors to users
  • Key ResultExpand social media reach and engagement by 50%
  • Key ResultLaunch a referral program and generate 20% new users through referrals
  • Key ResultIncrease website traffic by 30% via organic and paid channels

OKRs to build strategic partnerships to reach new audiences and drive customer acquisition

  • ObjectiveExpand customer acquisition through strategic partnerships
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% increase in revenue from converted partnership leads
  • Key ResultEstablish 5 new partnerships with relevant brands in our industry
  • Key ResultIncrease website traffic by 30% through partnership-driven promotions
  • Key ResultGenerate 100 new leads by leveraging partner networks and referrals

OKRs to expand market reach by establishing partnerships with five new distributors or resellers

  • ObjectiveIncrease distribution partnerships to expand market reach
  • Key ResultSecure agreements with 5 new distributors
  • Key ResultIncrease brand visibility in new markets through joint marketing efforts with distribution partners
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement a comprehensive onboarding plan for new distribution partners
  • Key ResultIncrease sales revenue from new distribution partnerships by 30%

OKRs to successfully penetrate and gain market share in a new market

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully penetrate and gain market share in a new market
  • Key ResultAcquire 100 new customers through effective lead generation strategies in the new market
  • TaskDevelop compelling lead magnets tailored to the needs and preferences of potential customers
  • TaskImplement targeted online advertising campaigns to capture the attention of the new market
  • TaskBuild strategic partnerships and collaborations to expand reach and attract new customers
  • TaskConduct market research to identify target audience and demographics in the new market
  • Key ResultGenerate $500,000 in revenue from sales of the new product in the new market
  • TaskEstablish partnerships or distribution channels to reach a wider audience in the new market
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive marketing strategy to effectively promote the new product
  • TaskConduct market research to identify potential customers and understand their needs
  • TaskMonitor sales data and adjust pricing or strategies accordingly to maximize revenue
  • Key ResultIncrease brand awareness by achieving 50,000 impressions through targeted advertising campaigns
  • Key ResultAchieve a customer satisfaction rating of 90% or higher through post-purchase surveys

Best practices for managing your Sales 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

Having too many OKRs is the #1 mistake that teams make when adopting the framework. The problem with tracking too many competing goals is that it will be hard for your team to know what really matters.

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

Setting good goals can be challenging, but without regular check-ins, your team will struggle to make progress. We recommend that you track your OKRs weekly to get the full benefits from the framework.

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 Sales 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 Sales Development OKRs

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

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 Sales 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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