2 customisable OKR examples for Strategic Decision Making

What are Strategic Decision Making 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 Strategic Decision Making 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 Strategic Decision Making OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Strategic Decision Making 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 strategic decision-making skills

  • ObjectiveEnhance strategic decision-making skills
  • Key ResultGather and analyze feedback on decision efficiency from 5 colleagues
  • TaskCollect and analyze the returned surveys
  • TaskIdentify five colleagues to provide feedback
  • TaskDevelop and distribute an efficiency feedback survey
  • Key ResultImplement learned strategies in 3 real-life scenarios successfully
  • TaskUtilize learned strategy in first identified scenario
  • TaskIdentify 3 real-life scenarios where strategies can be applied
  • TaskDocument the success of each strategy implementation
  • Key ResultComplete a decision-making course with at least 85% score
  • TaskConsistently attend classes and complete all assignments
  • TaskRegister for a reputable decision-making course
  • TaskStudy regularly to achieve at least 85% score

2. OKR to cultivate a dynamic environment promoting innovation and strategic decision-making

  • ObjectiveCultivate a dynamic environment promoting innovation and strategic decision-making
  • Key ResultImprove data-driven decision accuracy by 15% through advanced analytics applications
  • TaskImplement advanced analytics tools for data analysis
  • TaskRegularly review and adjust analytical models for precision
  • TaskTrain staff on utilizing analytics applications effectively
  • Key ResultIncrease idea submissions by employees by 30% through ideation platforms
  • TaskRecognize and reward top idea contributors
  • TaskLaunch a promotional campaign for the ideation platform
  • TaskProvide training on using ideation platforms effectively
  • Key ResultImplement at least 3 innovative ideas leading to 10% cost or time savings
  • TaskIdentify and analyze current processes for possible efficiency improvements
  • TaskEncourage and collect innovative improvement suggestions from team members
  • TaskImplement, monitor, and measure impact of selected innovative ideas

Best practices for managing your Strategic Decision Making 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 Decision Making 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 Decision Making 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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