8 customisable OKR examples for Sales Improvement

What are Sales Improvement 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 Improvement 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.

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Our customisable Sales Improvement OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Sales Improvement 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 implement effective product training plan for sales team

  • ObjectiveImplement effective product training plan for sales team
  • Key ResultImprove post-training product sales by at least 25% compared to previous quarter
  • TaskImplement post-training follow-ups to clarify doubts and reinforce learning
  • TaskDevelop advanced selling skills training for all sales representatives
  • TaskRegularly analyze sales data to identify areas for improvement
  • Key ResultDevelop comprehensive product training modules for 100% of the current product line
  • TaskDesign interactive training modules around each product
  • TaskImplement the training modules throughout the organization
  • TaskIdentify key features and benefits for all current products
  • Key ResultEnsure 100% of sales team complete product training with minimum 80% proficiency
  • TaskSchedule mandatory training sessions for all salespeople
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive product training for the sales team
  • TaskImplement proficiency assessments post-training

2. OKR to boost stealth bed and chair pad sales by 20%

  • ObjectiveBoost stealth bed and chair pad sales by 20%
  • Key ResultIncrease average order size of stealth bed and chair pads by 10%
  • TaskIntroduce multi-buy discounts for bigger orders of bed and chair pads
  • TaskImprove product descriptions highlighting stealth pad's unique features
  • TaskUpsell complementary products like covers or cleaners
  • Key ResultImprove conversion rate on stealth bed and chair pads by 15%
  • TaskOptimized product listings for search engine visibility
  • TaskImplement A/B testing for different website layouts
  • TaskIncrease advertisement on popular home decor platforms
  • Key ResultIncrease customer inquiries about stealth bed and chair pads by 30%
  • TaskOffer free samples with purchases and for reviews
  • TaskHighlight benefits and features in email newsletters
  • TaskLaunch a digital marketing campaign targeting potential customers

3. OKR to improve sales performance across all product lines

  • ObjectiveImprove sales performance across all product lines
  • Key ResultRaise customer retention rate by 15%
  • TaskImprove customer support and response time
  • TaskImplement loyalty programs and reward frequent customers
  • TaskCollect feedback to understand and solve customer problems
  • Key ResultAchieve a 25% increase in overall unit sales
  • TaskEnhance distribution channels to broaden product accessibility
  • TaskImplement a marketing campaign to raise product awareness and demand
  • TaskOffer customer incentives like discounts or loyalty programs
  • Key ResultBoost the average purchase value by 10% per customer
  • TaskIntroduce premium versions or add-ons of popular products
  • TaskImplement strategic up-selling and cross-selling techniques
  • TaskOffer discounts or incentives for bulk purchases

4. OKR to drive significant growth in sales volume next quarter

  • ObjectiveDrive significant growth in sales volume next quarter
  • Key ResultIncrease monthly sales by a minimum of 15% each month
  • TaskTrain sales team on advanced selling techniques
  • TaskImprove post-sales customer services to ensure repeat purchases
  • TaskImplement aggressive promotional campaigns targeting potential clients
  • Key ResultMinimize sales cycle length by 10%
  • TaskTrain staff on efficient customer communication and sales tactics
  • TaskImplement customer relationship management software for streamlining sales processes
  • TaskImprove lead qualification practices to focus on high-conversion prospects
  • Key ResultAchieve 20% conversion rate on sales leads
  • TaskEnhance site design for optimal user experience
  • TaskTrain sales team on effective closing strategies
  • TaskImplement creative and personalized email marketing campaigns

5. OKR to enhance sales team performance to achieve set KPIs

  • ObjectiveEnhance sales team performance to achieve set KPIs
  • Key ResultAchieve a sales lead conversion rate of 25%
  • TaskImplement effective follow-up strategies
  • TaskIdentify and target high-quality potential leads
  • TaskEnhance sales pitch and presentation skills
  • Key ResultReduce customer complaints by 20%
  • TaskUpdate policies to better meet customer needs
  • TaskImplement customer feedback system for service improvement
  • TaskConduct regular staff training for excellent customer service
  • Key ResultIncrease sales revenue by 15% compared to previous quarter
  • TaskDevelop and implement more aggressive marketing strategies
  • TaskImprove product line-up based on consumer feedback
  • TaskHire additional sales representatives and provide training

6. OKR to improve efficiency and effectiveness of our CRM system

  • ObjectiveImprove efficiency and effectiveness of our CRM system
  • Key ResultIncrease sales productivity by 25% through better CRM system integration with sales processes
  • TaskImplement necessary upgrades and modifications to CRM system for seamless integration
  • TaskAnalyze current CRM system and identify areas for improvement and integration
  • TaskMonitor and measure sales productivity regularly to track progress and make further adjustments
  • TaskTrain sales team on effective utilization of CRM system and integrated sales processes
  • Key ResultImprove customer satisfaction by achieving a 15% increase in CRM system usability
  • TaskRegularly monitor user feedback and make incremental adjustments to enhance CRM system usability
  • TaskCollaborate with UX designers to redesign the user interface based on user feedback
  • TaskConduct user research to identify pain points and areas for improving CRM system usability
  • TaskImplement training sessions to educate employees on how to effectively utilize CRM features
  • Key ResultReduce time spent on data entry by 30% through automation and streamlined processes
  • TaskImplement data entry automation tools and software
  • TaskAnalyze data entry processes and identify bottlenecks for streamlining
  • TaskTrain employees on efficient data entry techniques and tools
  • TaskRegularly monitor and evaluate data entry processes for ongoing improvements
  • Key ResultIncrease user adoption rate of the new CRM system by 20%
  • TaskImplement regular communication channels to share success stories and benefits of the CRM system
  • TaskAssign CRM system ambassadors who can provide ongoing support and guidance to users
  • TaskProvide comprehensive training sessions for all employees on using the new CRM system
  • TaskOffer incentives and rewards for employees who actively use and promote the CRM system

7. OKR to enhance financial operations for continuous improvement

  • ObjectiveEnhance financial operations for continuous improvement
  • Key ResultMinimize financial waste by identifying and reducing unnecessary expenses by 5%
  • TaskImplement strategies to cut identified expenses by 5%
  • TaskIdentify non-essential expenses across all categories
  • TaskAnalyze all financial statements for last one year
  • Key ResultImplement at least two efficiency-improving process changes in the finance department
  • TaskResearch industry standards for efficient practices
  • TaskIntroduce technology to automate financial processes
  • TaskIdentify inefficiencies in current financial operations
  • Key ResultIncrease quarterly profits by at least 10%
  • TaskImplement cost-saving measures throughout all departments
  • TaskDevelop and execute an aggressive sales strategy
  • TaskExpand product or service offerings to generate revenue

8. OKR to improve efficiency and accuracy of Salesforce data migration process

  • ObjectiveImprove efficiency and accuracy of Salesforce data migration process
  • Key ResultEnhance cross-functional collaboration by conducting regular knowledge sharing sessions with relevant teams
  • TaskDevelop agendas focusing on cross-functional topics
  • TaskSchedule weekly knowledge sharing meetings with all necessary teams
  • TaskAssign team leaders to facilitate each session
  • Key ResultIncrease data migration accuracy rate to 95% through rigorous data validation and testing
  • TaskImplement regular data validation procedures
  • TaskEnhance data migration testing techniques
  • TaskRegularly assess and adjust accuracy rates
  • Key ResultReduce data migration time by 20% through the implementation of automation tools and streamlined processes
  • TaskReview current processes to identify inefficiencies and areas for improvement
  • TaskResearch suitable automation tools for the data migration process
  • TaskImplement automation and revise protocols to streamline workflows

Best practices for managing your Sales Improvement 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 πŸ‘‡

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.

Best way to track your Sales Improvement 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 Improvement 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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