7 OKR examples for Speed

What are Speed 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.

Formulating strong OKRs can be a complex endeavor, particularly for first-timers. Prioritizing outcomes over projects is crucial when developing your plans.

To aid you in setting your goals, we have compiled a collection of OKR examples customized for Speed. Take a look at the templates below for inspiration and guidance.

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

Our Speed OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Speed 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!

OKRs to enhance work ethos focusing on integrity, speed, passion, and transparency

  • ObjectiveEnhance work ethos focusing on integrity, speed, passion, and transparency
  • Key ResultComplete 100% of assigned tasks with zero integrity-related issues
  • TaskReview every task breakdown meticulously to understand expectations completely
  • TaskPrioritize and execute tasks with complete honesty and transparency
  • TaskEnsure ongoing self-audit and cross-checking work accuracy
  • Key ResultImprove project delivery speed, reducing turnaround time by 20%
  • TaskStreamline project workflows to eliminate unnecessary steps
  • TaskImplement more efficient project management tools
  • TaskEnhance team training for productivity improvement
  • Key ResultIncrease 360-degree feedback scores on passion and transparency by 35%
  • TaskImplement proactive feedback mechanisms for immediate action
  • TaskArrange workshops to enhance staff communication and transparency
  • TaskPromote passion through exciting company wide initiatives

OKRs to enhance efficiency and speed of the help desk process

  • ObjectiveEnhance efficiency and speed of the help desk process
  • Key ResultImplement a new help desk software to streamline ticket management
  • TaskTransition current tickets to new system
  • TaskResearch and select appropriate help desk software
  • TaskTrain support team on new software usage
  • Key ResultTrain 75% of help desk staff in revised speed-focused procedures
  • TaskImplement staff training sessions on procedures
  • TaskDevelop revised speed-focused procedures
  • TaskIdentify 75% of help desk staff for training
  • Key ResultDecrease average initial response time by 30%
  • TaskImplement streamlined customer service procedures
  • TaskRegularly monitor and evaluate response times
  • TaskTrain staff on efficient response techniques

OKRs to enhance product value and user discovery speed

  • ObjectiveEnhance product value and user discovery speed
  • Key ResultIncrease customer satisfaction rate by 20% through product enhancements
  • TaskConduct regular quality checks for product enhancements
  • TaskImplement customer feedback into product improvement plans
  • TaskTrain customer service to address product-related queries effectively
  • Key ResultIncrease product conversion rate by 10% through user-centric design improvements
  • TaskResearch market trends and consumer preferences in product design
  • TaskImplement design changes based on research data
  • TaskTest and analyze results for design improvements
  • Key ResultLower average time-to-value for new users by 15% with improved onboarding process
  • TaskImplement a well-structured induction program for new users
  • TaskCreate engaging, user-friendly tutorial videos for swift learning
  • TaskSimplify the initial login process for user convenience

OKRs to improve search results page functionality based on device id

  • ObjectiveImprove search results page functionality based on device id
  • Key ResultReduce the number of broken links on the search results page by 50%
  • Key ResultImplement responsive design for the search page to ensure optimal display across all device ids
  • TaskIdentify and address any design elements that are not responsive
  • TaskModify the search page layout to adapt to different screen sizes
  • TaskTest and validate the responsive design on various devices for optimal display
  • TaskConduct a thorough analysis of the current search page design
  • Key ResultIncrease search page loading speed by 30% for all device ids
  • TaskOptimize image sizes and formats to reduce loading time
  • TaskEnable browser caching to store and retrieve frequently accessed resources
  • TaskImplement lazy loading for non-critical resources to prioritize initial page rendering
  • TaskMinify CSS and JS files to decrease page load size
  • Key ResultAchieve a user satisfaction score of at least 4 out of 5 on the fixed search results page

OKRs to improve developer experience by improvign dev speed

  • ObjectiveProvide amazing Developer Experience (DX) by improving dev speed
  • Key Result90% of products have a standardized Continuous Delivery pipeline
  • Key ResultReduce average build time from 20 minutes to 2 minutes
  • Key ResultReduce release cycle time from 12 days to 3 days

OKRs to enhance the efficiency and stability of the IT infrastructure

  • ObjectiveEnhance the efficiency and stability of the IT infrastructure
  • Key ResultImplement two additional failsafe protocols to boost data recovery speed by 15%
  • TaskDevelop and test two additional failsafe protocols
  • TaskImplement the new protocols to enhance data recovery speed
  • TaskIdentify potential areas for implementing new failsafe protocols
  • Key ResultEnsure 95% of helpdesk requests are resolved within 24 hours
  • TaskMonitor daily reports to assess resolution timelines
  • TaskImplement a high-priority response system for urgent requests
  • TaskTrain helpdesk staff in efficient problem-solving techniques
  • Key ResultReduce system downtime by 20% through proactive maintenance and upgrades
  • TaskImplement a routine schedule for proactive system maintenance
  • TaskMonitor system performance consistently for early issue detection
  • TaskPrioritize timely system upgrades and patches

OKRs to accelerate the delivery of consulting projects

  • ObjectiveAccelerate the delivery of consulting projects
  • Key ResultReduce project delays by 15% through enhanced resource allocation
  • TaskAssess and optimize team efficiency regularly
  • TaskProvide resource allocation training to project managers
  • TaskImplement a robust resource management software system
  • Key ResultImplement new project management tool and train all project members by week 6
  • TaskSchedule comprehensive tool training for all project members
  • TaskImplement the new tool and complete training by week 6
  • TaskSelect suitable project management tool for our needs
  • Key ResultAchieve a 10% improvement in project completion speed by the end of the quarter
  • TaskImplement efficient project management tools and strategies
  • TaskProvide training for enhanced team productivity
  • TaskRegularly monitor and adjust timelines as needed

Best practices for managing your Speed 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

Having too many OKRs is the #1 mistake that teams make when adopting the framework. The problem with tracking too many competing goals is that it will be hard for your team to know what really matters.

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

Setting good goals can be challenging, but without regular check-ins, your team will struggle to make progress. We recommend that you track your OKRs weekly to get the full benefits from the framework.

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 Speed 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 Speed 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 Speed 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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