2 OKR examples for Strategic Initiatives

What are Strategic Initiatives 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 Initiatives 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.

Our Strategic Initiatives OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Strategic Initiatives. 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!

OKRs 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

OKRs 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

Best practices for managing your Strategic Initiatives 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.

Building your own Strategic Initiatives 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 Strategic Initiatives 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 Initiatives 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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