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3 OKR examples for Sales Strategy

What are Sales Strategy 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 Strategy 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 Strategy OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Sales Strategy 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 achieve exceptional sales performance as a Hotel Sales Director

  • ObjectiveAchieve exceptional sales performance as a Hotel Sales Director
  • Key ResultDevelop and conduct a sales training program to increase team's closing rate by 15%
  • TaskCreate customized sales training program addressing these areas
  • TaskIdentify team's weaknesses and areas for improvement in sales
  • TaskImplement sales training program and track progress regularly
  • Key ResultIncrease team's quarterly sales by 20% compared to previous quarter
  • TaskImplement weekly sales training workshops for skill development
  • TaskMotivate team with performance-based incentives
  • TaskAnalyze previous sales data for improvement pointers
  • Key ResultImplement a new sales strategy leading to at least 10% more room bookings
  • TaskDesign a new, targeted sales strategy to boost bookings
  • TaskAnalyze current sales strategy and identify areas for improvement
  • TaskImplement new sales strategy and provide proper staff training

OKRs to increase the number of qualified leads generated by BDRs by 30%

  • ObjectiveImprove BDR performance to generate more qualified leads
  • Key ResultImplement new outreach strategy to increase lead conversion by 10%
  • Key ResultIncrease BDR call volume by 20%
  • Key ResultIncrease email response rate by 25%
  • Key ResultImprove lead qualification accuracy by 15%

OKRs to develop a winning sales strategy

  • ObjectiveDevelop a winning sales strategy
  • Key ResultImprove the cross-sell ration by 15%
  • Key ResultAchieve net sales of $12M
  • Key ResultReduce customer churn rate from 35% to 15%
  • Key ResultIncrease revenue/sales staff from $1.2k to $2k
  • Key ResultIncrease the Average Revenue Per Unit (ARPU) to $275

Best practices for managing your Sales Strategy 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 below). 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 Strategy OKRs with AI

While we have some examples below, 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 Strategy OKRs

Your quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly in order to get all the benefits of the OKRs 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 Sales Strategy 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.