1 OKR examples for Slack

What are Slack OKRs?

The OKR acronym stands for Objectives and Key Results. It's a goal-setting framework that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s, and it became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s. OKRs helps teams has a shared language to set ambitious goals and track progress towards them.

OKRs are quickly gaining popularity as a goal-setting framework. But, it's not always easy to know how to write your goals, especially if it's your first time using OKRs.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Slack to help you. You can look at any of the templates below to get some inspiration for your own goals.

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

Our Slack OKRs examples

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

OKRs to strengthen team communication for remote workers utilizing Slack

  • ObjectiveStrengthen team communication for remote workers utilizing Slack
  • Key ResultEnhance clarity of messages through a 15% decrease in miscommunication
  • TaskDevelop a standardized communication framework with clear guidelines for effective messaging
  • TaskConduct regular trainings and workshops on active listening and verbal/non-verbal communication
  • TaskImplement a feedback system to address and resolve any miscommunication promptly
  • TaskEncourage the use of visual aids or diagrams to supplement written or spoken communication
  • Key ResultIncrease the utilization of Slack's collaboration features by 30%
  • TaskCreate and distribute a comprehensive guide highlighting Slack's collaboration features
  • TaskEncourage team leaders to incorporate Slack's collaboration tools into their daily workflows
  • TaskRegularly share success stories and best practices of utilizing Slack's collaboration tools
  • TaskHost training sessions to teach employees how to effectively utilize Slack's collaboration features
  • Key ResultImprove participation in team channels by at least 25%
  • TaskProvide ongoing training and resources on effective communication to support increased participation
  • TaskImplement a daily reminder to encourage team members to actively participate in channels
  • TaskShare success stories of active participants to inspire and motivate others to join in
  • TaskOrganize regular team challenges to promote engagement and increase participation in channels
  • Key ResultIncrease average response time on Slack by 20%
  • TaskProvide regular training and guidance on effective and efficient communication practices
  • TaskAnalyze response time data to identify bottlenecks and areas for improvement
  • TaskImplement productivity tools and shortcuts to streamline communication and reduce response time
  • TaskEncourage team members to adopt time management techniques to prioritize and respond promptly

Best practices for managing your Slack 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.

Building your own Slack OKRs with AI

While we have some examples above, 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 Slack OKRs

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

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 Slack 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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