2 OKR examples for Streamlining

What are Streamlining 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 Streamlining 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 more about the OKR meaning online.

Best practices for managing your Streamlining 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 below). 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 Streamlining OKRs with AI

While we have some examples below, 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 Streamlining 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.

Streamlining OKRs templates

We've covered most of the things that you need to know about setting good OKRs and tracking them effectively. It's now time to give you a series of templates that you can use for inspiration!

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Streamlining. 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 streamline the process of posting on multiple users' pages

  • ObjectiveStreamline the process of posting on multiple users' pages
  • Key ResultReduce the average time taken to post on 50 users' pages by 35%
  • TaskAutomate posting process using social media management tools
  • TaskTrain team in fast, effective posting techniques
  • TaskPrepare content in advance for scheduled posts
  • Key ResultImplement a new automated posting system tested by 90% of all users
  • TaskIdentify a compatible automated posting system for implementation
  • TaskTrain 90% of users in using the new system
  • TaskConduct system testing with selected users to gauge effectiveness
  • Key ResultEnsure 98% of posted content matches the individual user's page criteria perfectly
  • TaskTrain team on user's page criteria
  • TaskDevelop a rigorous content verification system
  • TaskImplement regular content audits

OKRs to streamline HR processes through automation

  • ObjectiveStreamline HR processes through automation
  • Key ResultReduce turnaround time for HR tasks by implementing automated workflow systems
  • TaskResearch and select an appropriate automated workflow system for HR tasks
  • TaskTrain HR team to utilize new automated workflow systems
  • TaskTrack and measure task turn-around time improvements
  • Key ResultIncrease employee self-service options to improve efficiency and user experience
  • TaskDevelop tutorial materials for navigating self-service options
  • TaskConduct periodic user experience surveys to gather feedback
  • TaskImplement a comprehensive digital HR platform for employee inquiries
  • Key ResultImplement automated onboarding system to reduce manual data entry
  • TaskPurchase and install chosen onboarding software
  • TaskTrain staff on system functionality and utilization
  • TaskResearch best automated onboarding systems on market

More Streamlining OKR templates

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OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.