8 OKR examples for Task Management

What are Task Management 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 Task Management 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 Task Management OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Task Management 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!

OKRs to improve time management and task prioritization

  • ObjectiveImprove time management and task prioritization
  • Key ResultIncrease productivity by completing 90% of priority tasks
  • TaskMinimize distractions by creating a focused work environment
  • TaskUse time blocking techniques to allocate dedicated time for priority tasks
  • TaskSet clear and specific goals for each priority task
  • TaskPrioritize tasks based on urgency and importance
  • Key ResultDevelop a daily schedule that ensures adequate time allocation for important tasks
  • TaskRegularly review and adjust the daily schedule to ensure optimal time allocation
  • TaskMinimize distractions by setting boundaries and establishing designated work areas or times
  • TaskAllocate specific time blocks for each important task in the daily schedule
  • TaskIdentify and prioritize important tasks based on urgency and importance
  • Key ResultReduce time wasted on low-value activities by 50%
  • TaskIdentify low-value activities through a comprehensive analysis of daily tasks
  • TaskDelegate low-value activities to appropriate team members for increased productivity
  • TaskImplement time management techniques, such as prioritizing tasks and setting realistic deadlines
  • TaskContinuously review and optimize processes to eliminate or automate low-value activities
  • Key ResultAttend time management training to learn effective techniques
  • TaskResearch and find a suitable time management training program
  • TaskEnroll in the selected time management training course
  • TaskImplement and practice the learned time management techniques consistently
  • TaskActively participate and engage in all training sessions

OKRs to boost capabilities in efficient time management

  • ObjectiveBoost capabilities in efficient time management
  • Key ResultReduce procrastination and wasted time to less than one hour per workday
  • TaskLimit social media use during work hours
  • TaskPrioritize tasks using a to-do list
  • TaskSet specific, manageable daily goals and deadlines for tasks
  • Key ResultSuccessfully complete 100% of projects earlier than the deadline indicated
  • TaskPeriodically revisit timelines and adjust as necessary
  • TaskStart projects early to maximise working timeframe
  • TaskImprove efficiency with consistent daily progress
  • Key ResultRead and finish at least two industry-recognized books on time management strategies
  • TaskChoose two reputable time management books
  • TaskSummarize key time management strategies learned
  • TaskCreate a reading schedule to meet deadline

OKRs to efficiently manage and coordinate the Trello board

  • ObjectiveEfficiently manage and coordinate the Trello board
  • Key ResultReduce overdue tasks on Trello by 20%
  • TaskPrioritize and reassign less urgent tasks to the team
  • TaskImplement daily reminders for due tasks
  • TaskEnhance task management training for all team members
  • Key ResultImprove response time to task updates on Trello to less than 1 hr
  • TaskSet mobile notifications for immediate Trello task updates
  • TaskPrioritize responding to Trello updates promptly
  • TaskSchedule regular intervals to check Trello throughout the day
  • Key ResultIncrease task completion rate on Trello by 25%
  • TaskImplement daily reminders for pending tasks
  • TaskEnhance visibility of task deadlines
  • TaskConduct weekly task completion training sessions

OKRs to improve software engineering skills through effective time management

  • ObjectiveImprove software engineering skills through effective time management
  • Key ResultIncrease the number of completed coding tasks by 20% each week
  • TaskIdentify and address any obstacles or challenges that may hinder coding task completion
  • TaskEnhance collaboration and communication among team members for efficient task completion
  • TaskProvide regular feedback and support to assist in completing coding tasks
  • TaskSet clear and achievable coding task goals for each team member
  • Key ResultImprove adherence to project deadlines by delivering work on time in 90% of cases
  • TaskImplement effective communication strategies to address obstacles and ensure timely completion
  • TaskSet clear and realistic deadlines for each project task
  • TaskPrioritize tasks and create a detailed schedule to ensure timely delivery
  • TaskRegularly track progress and provide updates to stakeholders to maintain accountability
  • Key ResultReduce time spent on non-essential activities by 15% during work hours
  • TaskSet specific time limits for non-essential tasks to ensure efficient completion
  • TaskPrioritize and eliminate non-essential activities based on their impact and importance
  • TaskIdentify non-essential activities taking up significant time during work hours
  • TaskRegularly assess and adjust the allocation of time to non-essential activities as needed
  • Key ResultAttend and actively participate in at least 2 time management workshops or webinars
  • TaskResearch and identify 2 time management workshops or webinars
  • TaskApply the learned time management techniques in daily activities for improved efficiency
  • TaskTake thorough notes during the workshops or webinars for future reference
  • TaskRegister for the selected workshops or webinars to secure a spot

OKRs to boost the billability rate of employees to 95%

  • ObjectiveBoost the billability rate of employees to 95%
  • Key ResultImplement a time-tracking software to reduce unproductive time by 15%
  • TaskTrain all employees on how to use this software
  • TaskResearch and select a suitable time-tracking software
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate the software's effectiveness regularly
  • Key ResultReduce non-billable task assignments by 20% through efficient delegation strategy
  • TaskImplement a strict task monitoring system
  • TaskTrain staff on effective task delegation strategies
  • TaskAnalyze current delegation methods for efficiency problems
  • Key ResultProvide productivity boosting training to achieve at least 10% more billable hours
  • TaskMonitor and measure training effectiveness
  • TaskIdentify relevant productivity boosting training programs
  • TaskAllocate resources and schedule training for team

OKRs to enhance time management by reprioritizing based on requests

  • ObjectiveEnhance time management by reprioritizing based on requests
  • Key ResultIncrease task completion by 20% through effective distribution of remodulated priorities
  • TaskAnalyze current priority system and identify areas for improvement
  • TaskDevelop a strategy for redistributing tasks based on priority
  • TaskImplement process change and monitor improvements in task completion
  • Key ResultReduce weekly time inefficiencies by 15% using focused priority remodulation
  • TaskImplement a time tracking system to discover inefficiencies
  • TaskIdentify and analyze current tasks regularly for priority assessment
  • TaskAdjust work processes based on priority and efficiency data
  • Key ResultSuccessfully reschedule 90% of misaligned priorities within 48 hours of request receipt
  • TaskPrioritize requests, aligning them to current goals
  • TaskAllocate resources to resolve each request efficiently
  • TaskReview all received rescheduling requests accurately

OKRs to eradicate procrastination and bolster productivity for superior daily results

  • ObjectiveEradicate procrastination and bolster productivity for superior daily results
  • Key ResultIncrease individually-assessed productivity score by 30% by quarter's end
  • TaskImplement time management strategies to boost workflow efficiency
  • TaskEncourage regular breaks to maintain focus and motivation
  • TaskSet clear, attainable individual performance goals
  • Key ResultImprove task completion rate by 90% compared to previous quarter
  • TaskImplement advanced productivity tools to streamline workflow
  • TaskEnforce strict deadlines and foster accountability
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate frequent causes of task interruptions
  • Key ResultReduce wasted time—defined as unproductive activity—by 50% per week
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate unnecessary tasks in daily routine
  • TaskUse productivity tools to streamline work processes
  • TaskAllocate specific time slots for each task

OKRs to successfully complete project within the allotted time frame

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully complete project within the allotted time frame
  • Key ResultAchieve 50% of project milestones by half of the designated period
  • TaskRegularly monitor and adjust task progress
  • TaskDevelop a detailed project timeline
  • TaskIdentify and break down all project milestones
  • Key ResultFinalize, review and submit complete project one week before the deadline
  • TaskSubmit completed project a week ahead
  • TaskThoroughly review completed project for errors
  • TaskFinalize all aspects of the project
  • Key ResultDefine and delegate tasks clearly to every team member within 1st week
  • TaskAssign tasks to the individual team members based on their skills
  • TaskIdentify tasks needed to achieve our team's current goals
  • TaskDefine each task's requirements and objectives clearly

Best practices for managing your Task Management 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 Task Management 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

We recommend using a spreadsheet for your first OKRs cycle. You'll need to get familiar with the scoring and tracking first. Then, you can scale your OKRs process by using a proper OKR-tracking tool for it.

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 Task Management 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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