5 customisable OKR examples for Self Improvement

What are Self 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.

Writing good OKRs can be hard, especially if it's your first time doing it. You'll need to center the focus of your plans around outcomes instead of projects.

We understand that setting OKRs can be challenging, so we have prepared a set of examples tailored for Self Improvement. Take a peek at the templates below to find inspiration and kickstart your goal-setting process.

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

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Our customisable Self Improvement OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Self 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!

1OKRs to enhance health, job prospects and personal relationships this summer

  • ObjectiveEnhance health, job prospects and personal relationships this summer
  • Key ResultInvest 2 hours daily in meaningful conversations with friends and family to nurture relationships
  • TaskSelect diverse topics to discuss for deeper conversations
  • TaskReflect on conversations to identify relationship growth opportunities
  • TaskSchedule 2 hours daily for dedicated family and friend time
  • Key ResultApply to minimum 5 jobs each week to diversify employment opportunities
  • TaskTailor resume and cover letter for each job application
  • TaskResearch and select five suitable job opportunities weekly
  • TaskSubmit applications and follow up weekly
  • Key ResultIncrease weekly workout frequency to 5 days to boost physical health
  • TaskEstablish a consistent workout schedule that includes 5 days per week
  • TaskIncorporate a range of exercises into weekly workout routine
  • TaskRegularly monitor progress to remain motivated and on track

2OKRs to improve job prospects, personal relationships, and health this summer

  • ObjectiveImprove job prospects, personal relationships, and health this summer
  • Key ResultSecure 3 job interviews in related fields
  • TaskReach out to industry connections for potential leads
  • TaskUpdate and tailor resume for related field positions
  • TaskApply for at least 10 jobs in related fields
  • Key ResultInvest a minimum of 3 hours weekly into meaningful relationships
  • TaskAttend social events or community functions regularly
  • TaskSchedule weekly catch-ups with close friends or family
  • TaskInitiate meaningful conversations with loved ones
  • Key ResultSpend at least 30 minutes daily in physical exercise
  • TaskStart and maintain consistency in your daily exercise routine
  • TaskChoose preferred exercise types like running, yoga, or strength training
  • TaskSchedule 30 minutes daily for physical activity in your planner

3OKRs to reduce support requests by 10%

  • ObjectiveReduce support requests by 10%
  • Key ResultIncrease customer support training programs to decrease errors by 3%
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive customer support training modules
  • TaskSchedule regular training sessions for staff
  • TaskMonitor customer service errors to track progress
  • Key ResultImprove FAQ and troubleshooting documentation to decrease inquiry submissions by 3%
  • TaskUpdate, simplify, and reorganize troubleshooting guides for better clarity
  • TaskIdentify prevalent customer inquiries and incorporate responses in FAQ
  • TaskConduct thorough review and analysis of current FAQ and troubleshooting documents
  • Key ResultImplement self-service support options which reduces ticket volume by 4%
  • TaskLaunch an AI-powered chatbot for instant customer queries
  • TaskImplement a user-friendly FAQ section on the website
  • TaskDevelop informative how-to guides for common issues

4OKRs to enhance analytical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • ObjectiveEnhance analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Key ResultImplement creative solutions to 3 ongoing business challenges
  • TaskImplement and monitor the effectiveness of these solutions
  • TaskResearch and develop innovative strategies to address these challenges
  • TaskIdentify 3 key challenges affecting business productivity or growth
  • Key ResultSolve 5 complex analytical problems per week without assistance
  • TaskAllocate dedicated time daily for problem-solving
  • TaskDetermine and understand problem scope and requirements
  • TaskConstantly develop and grow problem-solving skills
  • Key ResultComplete 3 logic and problem-solving related online courses
  • TaskResearch and select three online courses focused on logic and problem solving
  • TaskSystematically complete each course according to its curriculum
  • TaskEnroll in the selected courses on their respective platforms

5OKRs to achieve Advanced Proficiency Level in English

  • ObjectiveAchieve Advanced Proficiency Level in English
  • Key ResultDeliver 3 presentations in English with effective communication metrics hitting 85%
  • TaskPrepare presentation content with emphasis on clarity and relevance
  • TaskUse feedback for continuous improvement and refining presentation skills
  • TaskPractice delivery for fluency, tone, and engagement
  • Key ResultRead and comprehend 5 advanced level English novels without assistance
  • TaskWrite summaries after each chapter to aid comprehension
  • TaskSelect five advanced level English novels to read
  • TaskSet a reading schedule, commit to it daily
  • Key ResultSecure a 90% or above score in advanced English proficiency test
  • TaskComplete multiple full-length practice tests
  • TaskReview and improve upon erroneous answers
  • TaskRegularly practice English grammar and vocabulary exercises

Self Improvement OKR best practices to boost success

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 weekly OKR 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.

How to turn your Self Improvement OKRs in a strategy map

OKRs without regular progress updates are just KPIs. You'll need to update progress on your OKRs every week to get the full 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

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 Self 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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