6 OKR examples for Team Building

What are Team Building 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.

OKRs are quickly gaining popularity as a goal-setting framework. But, it's not always easy to know how to write your goals, especially if it's your first time using OKRs.

To aid you in setting your goals, we have compiled a collection of OKR examples customized for Team Building. Take a look at the templates below for inspiration and guidance.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read more about the OKR meaning online.

Best practices for managing your Team Building 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

Having too many OKRs is the #1 mistake that teams make when adopting the framework. The problem with tracking too many competing goals is that it will be hard for your team to know what really matters.

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

Setting good goals can be challenging, but without regular check-ins, your team will struggle to make progress. We recommend that you track your OKRs weekly to get the full benefits from the framework.

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 Team Building 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 Team Building OKRs

Your quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly in order to get all the benefits of the OKRs 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.

Team Building 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!

We've added many examples of Team Building 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 establish a high-performing IT team

  • ObjectiveEstablish a high-performing IT team
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% team satisfaction rate through team-building activities and growth opportunities
  • TaskCreate and offer regular professional development opportunities
  • TaskConduct monthly team satisfaction surveys and feedback sessions
  • TaskImplement weekly team-building exercises and workshops
  • Key ResultRecruit and onboard 5 IT professionals with diverse expertise
  • TaskDevelop an effective onboarding process
  • TaskLaunch a targeted recruitment campaign
  • TaskIdentify 5 diverse IT roles needed in the company
  • Key ResultDevelop and implement an IT team onboarding program for swift integration
  • TaskDesign comprehensive IT team training materials
  • TaskImplement onboarding process in the HR system
  • TaskIdentify essential skills needed for the IT team

OKRs to promote cultural humility for diverse, healthy team building

  • ObjectivePromote cultural humility for diverse, healthy team building
  • Key ResultIncrease overall diversity rate in new hires by 25%
  • TaskCollaborate with diverse professional and student organizations
  • TaskImplement a diversity-focused recruitment strategy
  • TaskProvide unconscious bias training to hiring managers
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% positive feedback on diversity and inclusion efforts from employee surveys
  • TaskDevelop and promote a workplace inclusion policy
  • TaskImplement diversity and inclusion training for all staff members
  • TaskRegularly solicit employee feedback on inclusion efforts
  • Key ResultImplement a cultural humility workshop for 80% of team leaders
  • TaskSchedule workshop for 80% of team leaders
  • TaskEnsure effective post-workshop follow-up activities
  • TaskIdentify suitable cultural humility workshop providers

OKRs to develop and strengthen effective team leadership skills

  • ObjectiveDevelop and strengthen effective team leadership skills
  • Key ResultFacilitate 3 team building activities to foster strong interpersonal bonds and trust
  • TaskSchedule and plan the selected team building activities
  • TaskResearch diverse team building activities suitable for the team
  • TaskConduct and oversee the team building activities
  • Key ResultImprove communication by creating a bi-weekly open feedback system within the team
  • TaskIntroduce a bi-weekly open feedback system to the team
  • TaskSchedule consistent bi-weekly feedback sessions
  • TaskDevelop a set structure for providing and receiving feedback
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity by 20% through effective task delegation and monitoring
  • TaskProvide regular feedback to improve team performance
  • TaskDevelop a routine process for monitoring progress
  • TaskImplement a system for efficient task delegation and assignment

OKRs to reinstate Intel's victorious culture and unify its talent pool

  • ObjectiveReinstate Intel's victorious culture and unify its talent pool
  • Key ResultImplement a quarterly team-building activity to foster unity among 95% of employees
  • TaskIdentify various team-building activities suitable for all employees
  • TaskMonitor employee participation, aiming for 95% involvement
  • TaskEstablish a scheduling and communication plan for activities
  • Key ResultIncrease talent retention rate to 90% through effective incentive programs
  • TaskImplement annual employee feedback surveys
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive incentive program to reward employee performance
  • TaskProvide regular career development opportunities
  • Key ResultAchieve a 10% increase in internal promotion rate, strengthening our talent base
  • TaskCreate opportunities for internal growth and advancement
  • TaskImplement training programs to enrich employee skills and performance
  • TaskRegularly review and adjust promotion criteria

OKRs to assemble a skilled and efficient analytics team

  • ObjectiveAssemble a skilled and efficient analytics team
  • Key ResultSelect and hire 6 experienced data analysts by increasing recruitment efforts
  • TaskFinalize job offers and sign contracts with selected candidates
  • TaskArrange and conduct interviews with potential candidates
  • TaskPost job vacancies on relevant career platforms
  • Key ResultImplement bi-weekly training sessions improving team's data analysis skills by 30%
  • TaskDesign comprehensive bi-weekly training sessions
  • TaskEvaluate and measure the increase in skills post-training
  • TaskIdentify key areas of improvement in team's data analysis skills
  • Key ResultImprove project completion rate by 20% through enhancing team collaboration and communication
  • TaskIntroduce team building exercises for better collaboration
  • TaskUse project management tools to boost communication
  • TaskImplement weekly team meetings to discuss project progress

OKRs to enhance data governance by building a robust business catalog

  • ObjectiveEnhance data governance by building a robust business catalog
  • Key ResultIncrease number of cataloged business assets by 30%
  • TaskInitiate an equipment inventory audit across all departments
  • TaskInvest in new business assets and update registry
  • TaskEncourage employees to report unregistered assets
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% data accuracy and completeness in the built business catalog
  • TaskTrain staff on data accuracy importance and techniques
  • TaskImplement rigorous data validation procedures
  • TaskConduct regular audits and cleanups of existing data
  • Key ResultEstablish standardized cataloging and data stewardship guidelines applicable across all departments
  • TaskDevelop guidelines for standardized cataloging and data stewardship
  • TaskCommunicate guidelines to all department heads for implementation
  • TaskMonitor department compliance with standardized procedures

More Team Building OKR templates

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OKRs resources

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