3 customisable OKR examples for Science Mentor

What are Science Mentor 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.

Creating impactful OKRs can be a daunting task, especially for newcomers. Shifting your focus from projects to outcomes is key to successful planning.

We have curated a selection of OKR examples specifically for Science Mentor to assist you. Feel free to explore the templates below for inspiration in setting 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 Science Mentor OKRs examples

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

1. OKR to implement a science mentoring program for skill enhancement

  • ObjectiveImplement a science mentoring program for skill enhancement
  • Key ResultFinalize and hire 4 experienced mentors within the scientific sector by week 4
  • TaskEstablish job criteria for experienced scientific sector mentors
  • TaskAdvertise vacancies on relevant platforms
  • TaskConduct interviews and finalize hires
  • Key ResultDevelop a sustainable and comprehensive curriculum focused on scientific knowledge by week 6
  • Key ResultRegister at least 30 participants and facilitate their skill development evaluation by week 12
  • TaskPlan and implement skill development evaluation
  • TaskRegister minimum of 30 participants for program
  • TaskAdvertise participant registration across relevant networks

2. OKR to implement an effective product science mentoring program

  • ObjectiveImplement an effective product science mentoring program
  • Key ResultAchieve a 90% participant satisfaction rate in the program
  • TaskImplement a feedback system for continuous program improvement
  • TaskAdapt program changes based on participant suggestions
  • TaskOffer response and resolution to participant concerns promptly
  • Key ResultIdentify and train 15 internal employees as mentors by the end of the quarter
  • TaskIdentify potential mentor candidates from each department
  • TaskPlan and implement the mentor training program
  • TaskSchedule and conduct training sessions
  • Key ResultEnsure 80% of participants can demonstrate understanding of product science post-mentoring

3. OKR to develop the skills and knowledge of junior data scientists

  • ObjectiveDevelop the skills and knowledge of junior data scientists
  • Key ResultEnhance junior data scientists' ability to effectively communicate insights through presentations and reports
  • TaskEstablish a feedback loop to continuously review and improve the communication skills of junior data scientists
  • TaskEncourage junior data scientists to actively participate in team meetings and share their insights
  • TaskProvide junior data scientists with training on effective presentation and report writing techniques
  • TaskAssign a mentor to junior data scientists to guide and coach them in communication skills
  • Key ResultIncrease junior data scientists' technical proficiency through targeted training programs
  • TaskProvide hands-on workshops and projects to enhance practical skills of junior data scientists
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate progress through regular assessments and feedback sessions
  • TaskDevelop customized training modules based on identified knowledge gaps
  • TaskConduct a skills assessment to identify knowledge gaps of junior data scientists
  • Key ResultMeasure and improve junior data scientists' productivity by reducing their turnaround time for assigned tasks
  • Key ResultFoster a supportive environment by establishing mentorship programs for junior data scientists

Best practices for managing your Science Mentor 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

Focus can only be achieve by limiting the number of competing priorities. It is crucial that you take the time to identify where you need to move the needle, and avoid adding business-as-usual activities to your 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

Having good goals is only half the effort. You'll get significant more value from your OKRs if you commit to a weekly check-in process.

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 Science Mentor 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

Most teams should start with a spreadsheet if they're using OKRs for the first time. Then, once you get comfortable you can graduate to a proper OKRs-tracking tool.

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 Science Mentor 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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