2 customisable OKR examples for Strategic Collaborations

What are Strategic Collaborations 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.

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 Strategic Collaborations 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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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 Strategic Collaborations OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Strategic Collaborations. 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 IT stability in the DACH region through strategic global and local collaborations

  • ObjectiveEnhance IT stability in the DACH region through strategic global and local collaborations
  • Key ResultImplement 2 new IT infrastructure projects successfully with minimized downtime
  • TaskImplement projects during least busy hours to minimize disruption
  • TaskPrioritize tasks, delegate accordingly, and monitor progress regularly
  • TaskIdentify required resources and create detailed project plans for each system
  • Key ResultSecure 3 new strategic partnerships with reputable IT service providers by end of Q2
  • TaskFinalize and formalize partnership agreements
  • TaskIdentify reputable IT service providers for potential partnership
  • TaskSet up meetings to present partnership proposals
  • Key ResultAchieve a 25% reduction in IT-related complaints/issues from regional stakeholders
  • TaskImprove IT infrastructure for enhanced efficiency
  • TaskImplement advanced IT troubleshooting training for staff
  • TaskEstablish effective communication channels for IT issues

2. OKR to enhance proficiency as a Partnership Manager

  • ObjectiveEnhance proficiency as a Partnership Manager
  • Key ResultStrengthen relationship with 5 existing partners by enhancing engagement activities
  • TaskPropose and organize bi-monthly virtual events to foster interaction
  • TaskDevelop more interactive and personalized communication strategies for each partner
  • TaskImplement regular partnership satisfaction surveys and feedback loops
  • Key ResultClose 3 new strategic collaborations to extend business network
  • TaskDraft proposals outlining mutual business benefit
  • TaskArrange meetings to negotiate collaboration terms
  • TaskResearch potential companies for strategic collaborations
  • Key ResultImprove partner satisfaction rate by 20% through improved communication and support tactics
  • TaskInitiate training on effective communication for support teams
  • TaskOffer personalized support for their specific needs
  • TaskImplement regular, structured communication check-ins with partners

Best practices for managing your Strategic Collaborations 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 Strategic Collaborations 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 Strategic Collaborations 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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