7 customisable OKR examples for Skills Enhancement

What are Skills Enhancement 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 Skills Enhancement. 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 Skills Enhancement OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Skills Enhancement. 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 enhance skillset of 40% of the teams

  • ObjectiveEnhance skillset of 40% of the teams
  • Key ResultAchieve 80% completion rate of these training programs by year-end
  • TaskSchedule consistent training sessions throughout the year
  • TaskImplement engaging, comprehensive training materials
  • TaskRegularly monitor and track program completion rates
  • Key ResultImplement tailored training programs for these identified skills
  • Key ResultIdentify key skills lacking in 40% of the teams by month end
  • TaskAnalyze survey results to determine skill gaps
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive report outlining lacking skills
  • TaskDevelop and distribute skill assessment surveys to all teams

2. OKR to enhance and Sustain High Performances in the EA Pool

  • ObjectiveEnhance and Sustain High Performances in the EA Pool
  • Key ResultImplement a new feedback system to increase employee satisfaction by 20%
  • TaskResearch and identify effective employee feedback systems
  • TaskPurchase and set up selected feedback system
  • TaskTrain staff on how to use the new system
  • Key ResultDecrease turnover rate in the EA pool to below 5%
  • TaskIntroduce competitive benefits and compensation
  • TaskImprove workplace environment through team-building activities
  • TaskImplement comprehensive and continuous training programs
  • Key ResultConduct bi-weekly training for all EAs to improve their skills by 25%
  • TaskDevelop specific training materials to enhance EA skills
  • TaskCreate a comprehensive bi-weekly EA skills training schedule
  • TaskImplement a method to measure and track skill improvement

3. OKR to develop and strengthen effective team leadership skills

  • ObjectiveDevelop and strengthen effective team leadership skills
  • Key ResultFacilitate 3 team building activities to foster strong interpersonal bonds and trust
  • TaskSchedule and plan the selected team building activities
  • TaskResearch diverse team building activities suitable for the team
  • TaskConduct and oversee the team building activities
  • Key ResultImprove communication by creating a bi-weekly open feedback system within the team
  • TaskIntroduce a bi-weekly open feedback system to the team
  • TaskSchedule consistent bi-weekly feedback sessions
  • TaskDevelop a set structure for providing and receiving feedback
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity by 20% through effective task delegation and monitoring
  • TaskProvide regular feedback to improve team performance
  • TaskDevelop a routine process for monitoring progress
  • TaskImplement a system for efficient task delegation and assignment

4. OKR to enhance impactful self-communication skills

  • ObjectiveEnhance impactful self-communication skills
  • Key ResultApply new communication skills to receive positive feedback from 5 colleagues
  • TaskExhibit positivity in body language and tone
  • TaskUse constructive responses when giving feedback
  • TaskPractice active listening during office conversations
  • Key ResultAttend minimum 3 work communication improvement workshops
  • TaskSchedule and attend these workshops
  • TaskSelect and register for three suitable workshops
  • TaskResearch different communication improvement workshops
  • Key ResultRead at least 2 books on effective self-communication
  • TaskPurchase or borrow selected books
  • TaskResearch and select two books on effective self-communication
  • TaskDedicate time daily to read both books

5. OKR to enhance leadership skills to drive financial growth

  • ObjectiveEnhance leadership skills to drive financial growth
  • Key ResultImprove financial planning efficiency by 15 percent
  • TaskReduce unnecessary expenses by optimizing budgets
  • TaskImprove data accuracy to streamline financial forecasting
  • TaskImplement automated financial planning software
  • Key ResultInstitute weekly training to increase leadership skillset by 25%
  • TaskSchedule weekly training sessions for staff
  • TaskMeasure improvement in leadership skills post-training
  • TaskIdentify relevant leadership training programs or workshops
  • Key ResultDecrease operational costs by 10%, increasing margins
  • TaskConsolidate functions where possible for high productivity
  • TaskStreamline supply chain to reduce inefficiencies
  • TaskImplement energy-saving measures throughout the organization

6. OKR to enhance tactical and strategic leadership skills for software developer team lead

  • ObjectiveEnhance tactical and strategic leadership skills for software developer team lead
  • Key ResultMentor 2 team members to take on micro-leadership roles in the next project
  • TaskProvide regular feedback and coaching
  • TaskShare responsibilities and explain expectations clearly
  • TaskIdentify strengths and areas of growth for each team member
  • Key ResultImplement new strategies and witness a minimum 15% increase in team productivity
  • TaskDevelop and communicate new strategies for identified areas
  • TaskIdentify areas in team processes that require improvement
  • TaskMonitor and measure strategy-driven productivity increases
  • Key ResultCollaborate with HR to attend at least 3 leadership skill training or workshops
  • TaskContact HR to inquire about available leadership training opportunities
  • TaskParticipate actively in each workshop session
  • TaskSchedule times to attend three chosen sessions

7. OKR to enhance skills and knowledge as Scrum Master and Agile Coach

  • ObjectiveEnhance skills and knowledge as Scrum Master and Agile Coach
  • Key ResultComplete two additional certification courses relevant to Scrum Mastering and Agile Coaching
  • TaskEnroll in two selected certification courses
  • TaskComplete both certification courses successfully
  • TaskIdentify potential Scrum Master or Agile Coaching certification courses
  • Key ResultConduct five effective coaching sessions, receiving positive feedback from at least 80% participants
  • TaskEncourage participants to provide feedback post-session
  • TaskEstablish personalized objectives for each coaching session
  • TaskMonitor, track participant's progress, and adjust methods
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement one new successful strategy for team productivity enhancement
  • TaskConduct a team meeting to brainstorm new productivity strategies
  • TaskImplement and monitor the new strategy
  • TaskDevelop a detailed plan for the chosen strategy

Best practices for managing your Skills Enhancement 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

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 the weekly 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.

Best way to track your Skills Enhancement 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

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 Skills Enhancement 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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