2 customisable OKR examples for Soft Skills Training

What are Soft Skills Training 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 Soft Skills Training 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.

Building your own Soft Skills Training OKRs with AI

While we have some examples available, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. You can use our free AI generator below or our more complete goal-setting system to generate your own OKRs.

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Our customisable Soft Skills Training OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Soft Skills Training. 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 soft skills proficiency amongst the sales team

  • ObjectiveEnhance soft skills proficiency amongst the sales team
  • Key ResultImplement a comprehensive soft skills training program for the entire sales team
  • TaskIdentify potential trainers experienced in soft skills courses
  • TaskDevelop a suitable curriculum for the training program
  • TaskSchedule the training sessions for the sales team
  • Key ResultIncrease sales team's customer satisfaction rate by 15% post-training
  • TaskRegularly monitor and evaluate sales team's customer interactions post-training
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive, customer-focused training program for sales team
  • TaskImplement feedback/improvement sessions based on customer interactions evaluation
  • Key ResultAchieve an average post-training evaluation score of 85% or higher
  • TaskOrganize interactive post-training revision sessions
  • TaskImplement regular feedback and improvement methods
  • TaskDevelop an engaging and comprehensive training program

2. OKR to enhance soft skills through effective cross-team collaboration

  • ObjectiveEnhance soft skills through effective cross-team collaboration
  • Key ResultLead one cross-team project resulting in a 20% increase in team efficiency
  • TaskEvaluate and report the efficiency increase
  • TaskIdentify a project involving multiple teams
  • TaskDevelop and implement efficient cross-team strategies
  • Key ResultAttend two cross-department training sessions per month to expand interpersonal skills
  • TaskSchedule attendance to two sessions
  • TaskIdentify available cross-department training sessions
  • TaskParticipate actively in chosen sessions
  • Key ResultScore at least 4.5 in a peer-reviewed soft skills assessment by quarter end
  • TaskPractice and master active listening and empathy
  • TaskRequest and attentively incorporate peer feedback
  • TaskEnroll in and complete a soft skills improvement course

Best practices for managing your Soft Skills Training 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 Soft Skills Training 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

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 Soft Skills Training 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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