8 customisable OKR examples for Staff Members

What are Staff Members 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.

Crafting effective OKRs can be challenging, particularly for beginners. Emphasizing outcomes rather than projects should be the core of your planning.

We have a collection of OKRs examples for Staff Members to give you some inspiration. You can use any of the templates below as a starting point for your OKRs.

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

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Our customisable Staff Members OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Staff Members 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!

1. OKR to enhance communication tools for internal project members

  • ObjectiveEnhance communication tools for internal project members
  • Key ResultAchieve 15% increase in project collaboration as measured by communication platform analytics
  • TaskPromote and facilitate open project discussions
  • TaskImplement regular team meetings to review project progress
  • TaskIntroduce new communication platform with analytics
  • Key ResultProvide efficient communication suite to 100% of team members
  • TaskEvaluate existing communication tools for suitability and efficiency
  • TaskSelect and purchase optimal communication suite for team
  • TaskTrain all team members on using the new communication suite
  • Key ResultConduct training sessions to improve mastery of communication tools for 90% of staff
  • TaskIdentify necessary communication tools for staff training
  • TaskImplement training sessions for all staff members
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive training course on these tools

2. OKR to optimize payroll process for efficiency

  • ObjectiveOptimize payroll process for efficiency
  • Key ResultReduce manual payroll processes by 40% to minimize human error
  • TaskImplement automated payroll software system in the company
  • TaskTrain HR employees on using the new software
  • TaskMonitor and adjust software for efficiency
  • Key ResultIncrease payroll automation by 50% for enhanced productivity
  • TaskEvaluate and adjust operations for continuous improvement
  • TaskTrain staff members on new automated payroll systems
  • TaskResearch and select advanced payroll automation software
  • Key ResultAchieve 30% reduction in payroll processing time by improving workflow
  • TaskImplementing automated payroll software or system
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate redundant payroll processing steps
  • TaskTrain staff on efficient payroll processing procedures

3. OKR to foster an inclusive, equitable, and diverse office culture

  • ObjectiveFoster an inclusive, equitable, and diverse office culture
  • Key ResultAchieve 20% improvement in diversity and inclusion survey results
  • TaskCreate a diversity and inclusion team
  • TaskRevise hiring practices to prioritize diversity
  • TaskImplement diversity and inclusion training for all staff
  • Key ResultImplement diversity training to 100% of team members
  • TaskIdentify suitable diversity training programs or providers
  • TaskConfirm and record each team member's training completion
  • TaskSchedule mandatory training sessions for all team members
  • Key ResultIncrease minority hiring by 25%
  • TaskOffer diversity and inclusion training for hiring managers
  • TaskImplement inclusive hiring practices in the recruitment process
  • TaskEstablish partnerships with minority-focused professional organizations

4. OKR to foster an atmosphere of transparency and trust

  • ObjectiveFoster an atmosphere of transparency and trust
  • Key ResultImplement weekly staff transparency meetings with 100% attendance
  • TaskSet an agenda focusing on transparency and distribute it prior
  • TaskSchedule weekly meetings and request for all staff members' availability
  • TaskEncourage participation and enact penalties for unjustified absences
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% increase in positive feedback on internal trust survey
  • Key ResultComplete a course on effective communication and trust building
  • TaskSelect and enroll in a communication and trust building course
  • TaskComplete and submit all course assignments and quizzes
  • TaskActively participate in course discussions and activities

5. OKR to enhance transparency in Sanction Companies' reports

  • ObjectiveEnhance transparency in Sanction Companies' reports
  • Key ResultImprove accuracy of reports by reducing data errors by 25%
  • TaskImplement stringent data input validation checks
  • TaskTrain staff on proper data entry guidelines
  • TaskConduct routine data quality audits and cleaning
  • Key ResultRoll out a comprehensive training program for 80% of the reporting team
  • TaskIdentify team members requiring the training program
  • TaskSchedule and conduct training sessions
  • TaskDevelop detailed, comprehensive training materials
  • Key ResultInitiate 100% verification process for all Sanctions data entries
  • TaskTrain data entry personnel on the verification process
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive verification protocol for sanctions data
  • TaskImplement the verification process across all data entries

6. OKR to implement a new CMS successfully

  • ObjectiveImplement a new CMS successfully
  • Key ResultTrain and upskill DevOps team members to effectively support and maintain the CMS
  • Key ResultDecrease the average time to resolve CMS-related issues by 20%
  • TaskConduct regular audits to identify and address recurring CMS-related issues proactively
  • TaskImplement regular training sessions for CMS support staff to enhance their technical skills
  • TaskStreamline CMS Issue Resolution Process through Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines
  • TaskImprove communication channels to expedite issue escalation and resolution
  • Key ResultCollaborate with the service partner to ensure smooth integration of the CMS
  • TaskClearly define the roles and responsibilities of each team member involved in the integration process
  • TaskEstablish a communication protocol to ensure efficient information sharing between all parties involved
  • TaskDevelop a structured timeline with key milestones for the CMS integration project
  • TaskSet up regular meetings with the service partner to discuss the CMS integration progress
  • Key ResultSuccessfully deploy and configure the new CMS on the production environment
  • TaskCollaborate with IT team to ensure compatibility of CMS with existing infrastructure
  • TaskConduct thorough testing of the new CMS on a staging environment before deployment
  • TaskDevelop a detailed step-by-step deployment plan for CMS implementation
  • TaskConfigure user permissions and roles in the production environment for effective CMS usage

7. OKR to enhance the accounting, financial, and tax processes architecture

  • ObjectiveEnhance the accounting, financial, and tax processes architecture
  • Key ResultImplement a new accounting system, improving data accuracy by 30%
  • TaskImplement regular data accuracy checks
  • TaskTrain staff on new software operations
  • TaskResearch and choose an advanced accounting system
  • Key ResultDecrease tax-related errors by 20% through updated software integration
  • TaskTrain staff effectively on new software usage
  • TaskResearch and identify advanced tax software solutions
  • TaskImplement selected software into company systems
  • Key ResultIncrease process automation by 25% reducing manual efforts in financial tasks
  • TaskTrain all finance team members on new automated systems
  • TaskReview and adjust automation protocols regularly for efficiency
  • TaskImplement advanced accounting software for streamlined financial operations

8. OKR to increase active members count from 5 to 100

  • ObjectiveIncrease active members count from 5 to 100
  • Key ResultImprove member retention rate to 90%
  • TaskOffer exclusive benefits to loyal members
  • TaskImplement personalized engagement strategies for members
  • TaskSolicit and act on member feedback
  • Key ResultUpscale to a total of 15 weekly trips by increasing trip offerings
  • TaskCreate and execute advertising campaign for new trips
  • TaskTrain more staff to handle increased trips
  • TaskEvaluate current itinerary for potential for additional trips
  • Key ResultSecure at least 30 new memberships in the first month
  • TaskDevelop a compelling marketing strategy for new memberships
  • TaskEstablish partnerships with local businesses for referrals
  • TaskOffer discounts or incentives for early sign-ups

Best practices for managing your Staff Members 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 Staff Members 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

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 Staff Members 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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