4 customisable OKR examples for Strategic Initiative

What are Strategic Initiative 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 Initiative 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.

Building your own Strategic Initiative 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 Strategic Initiative OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Strategic Initiative Objectives and Key Results, but we did not stop there. Understanding the difference between OKRs and projects is important, so we also added examples of strategic initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1. OKR to support CEO in executing strategic initiatives and tracking progress

  • ObjectiveEnhance CEO's support for executing the company's strategic initiatives
  • Key ResultConduct regular progress reports and adjust strategies accordingly
  • Key ResultCollaborate with CEO to ensure high-quality strategic execution
  • Key ResultImprove CEO's communication with cross-functional teams
  • Key ResultDevelop a tracking system for CEO's strategic initiatives

2. OKR to enhance capability as an institutional research analyst in higher education

  • ObjectiveEnhance capability as an institutional research analyst in higher education
  • Key ResultAttend 3 professional development webinars on higher education research analysis techniques
  • TaskParticipate and take notes during each webinar
  • TaskSign up for the chosen webinars
  • TaskIdentify 3 webinars focused on higher education research analysis techniques
  • Key ResultMentor and guide 2 junior research analysts to improve their capability development
  • TaskProvide direct training on necessary software/tools
  • TaskDevelop a personalized growth plan for each analyst
  • TaskEstablish regular weekly meetings for guidance and feedback
  • Key ResultDevelop, present, and implement 1 strategic initiative to improve research methodologies
  • TaskIdentify weakness in current research methodologies
  • TaskCreate strategic initiative for process improvement
  • TaskPresent and implement strategy to team

3. OKR to implement strategic initiatives to improve execution and value realization

  • ObjectiveImplement strategic initiatives to improve execution and value realization
  • Key ResultEnhance stakeholder satisfaction by 10% through better strategic alignment
  • TaskIdentify areas of misalignment and develop improvement plans
  • TaskConduct a thorough review of current strategic alignment methods
  • TaskImplement changes and track stakeholders' satisfaction growth
  • Key ResultAchieve a 15% rise in measurable value from implemented initiatives
  • TaskIdentify areas for initiative implementation with the maximum benefit potential
  • TaskEstablish a system to track measurable value growth
  • TaskDevelop and execute strategies for selected initiatives
  • Key ResultIncrease strategic project completion rate by 20%
  • TaskConduct regular team meetings for effective communication and updates
  • TaskProvide additional training to improve employee project handling skills
  • TaskImplement project management software to track and streamline tasks

4. OKR to boost participation in wellness events through strategic alignment

  • ObjectiveBoost participation in wellness events through strategic alignment
  • Key ResultEnsure 80% of participants complete post-event satisfaction surveys
  • TaskSend reminder emails regularly to encourage completion
  • TaskSend out satisfaction surveys immediately following the event
  • TaskOffer incentives for completing the survey
  • Key ResultIncrease registration for wellness events by 15%
  • TaskSend personalized email invitations to past participants
  • TaskCollaborate with local influencers for event promotion
  • TaskDevelop engaging social media campaigns promoting wellness events
  • Key ResultEnhance engagement during wellness events by 25%
  • TaskOffer small incentives for active participation or greater attendance
  • TaskAdd interactive health-related games or quizzes to wellness events
  • TaskPromote wellness events through all available internal channels

Best practices for managing your Strategic Initiative 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 Initiative 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 Initiative 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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