15 customisable OKR examples for Team Communication

What are Team Communication 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.

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 Communication. Take a look at the templates below for inspiration and guidance.

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

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Our customisable Team Communication OKRs examples

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

1. OKR to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of internal communications

  • ObjectiveEnhance efficiency and effectiveness of internal communications
  • Key ResultImplement a collaborative tool to reduce email communication by 50%
  • TaskIdentify suitable collaborative tools for team communication
  • TaskMonitor and measure reduction in email usage
  • TaskTrain team on the usage of the selected tool
  • Key ResultAchieve a 25% increase in staff participation in internal communications feedback surveys
  • TaskImplement staff incentives for survey participation
  • TaskRegularly promote surveys through company-wide communications
  • TaskDevelop engaging, concise surveys for easier completion
  • Key ResultDevelop an internal communications strategy and get approval from all department heads
  • TaskSchedule meetings with department heads for feedback
  • TaskRevise and finalize strategy based on received approval
  • TaskDraft an initial internal communications strategy proposal

2. OKR to cultivate a United, Collaborative Team Environment

  • ObjectiveCultivate a United, Collaborative Team Environment
  • Key ResultImplement 2 team-building activities per month to foster cooperation
  • TaskResearch engaging team-building activities suitable for the team
  • TaskSchedule and plan 2 team-building activities
  • TaskGather feedback after each activity for improvements
  • Key ResultReduce internal team disputes by 20% by implementing effective communication strategies
  • TaskDevelop clear protocols for team communication and decision-making
  • TaskImplement conflict resolution training for all team members
  • TaskConduct regular team-building activities to improve rapport
  • Key ResultIncrease project collaboration efficiency by 30% through regular team workshops
  • TaskConduct efficiency assessments after each workshop
  • TaskProvide constructive feedback for team improvement
  • TaskImplement weekly team workshops focused on project collaboration

3. OKR to strengthen team communication for remote workers utilizing Slack

  • ObjectiveStrengthen team communication for remote workers utilizing Slack
  • Key ResultEnhance clarity of messages through a 15% decrease in miscommunication
  • TaskDevelop a standardized communication framework with clear guidelines for effective messaging
  • TaskConduct regular trainings and workshops on active listening and verbal/non-verbal communication
  • TaskImplement a feedback system to address and resolve any miscommunication promptly
  • TaskEncourage the use of visual aids or diagrams to supplement written or spoken communication
  • Key ResultIncrease the utilization of Slack's collaboration features by 30%
  • TaskCreate and distribute a comprehensive guide highlighting Slack's collaboration features
  • TaskEncourage team leaders to incorporate Slack's collaboration tools into their daily workflows
  • TaskRegularly share success stories and best practices of utilizing Slack's collaboration tools
  • TaskHost training sessions to teach employees how to effectively utilize Slack's collaboration features
  • Key ResultImprove participation in team channels by at least 25%
  • TaskProvide ongoing training and resources on effective communication to support increased participation
  • TaskImplement a daily reminder to encourage team members to actively participate in channels
  • TaskShare success stories of active participants to inspire and motivate others to join in
  • TaskOrganize regular team challenges to promote engagement and increase participation in channels
  • Key ResultIncrease average response time on Slack by 20%
  • TaskProvide regular training and guidance on effective and efficient communication practices
  • TaskAnalyze response time data to identify bottlenecks and areas for improvement
  • TaskImplement productivity tools and shortcuts to streamline communication and reduce response time
  • TaskEncourage team members to adopt time management techniques to prioritize and respond promptly

4. OKR to ensure consistent project progress

  • ObjectiveEnsure consistent project progress
  • Key ResultReduce project milestone delays by 15%
  • TaskIncrease communication and collaboration among team members
  • TaskRegularly monitor and update task progression
  • TaskImplement a consistent, detailed project schedule
  • Key ResultIncrease weekly deliverables completion rate by 20%
  • TaskReview existing workflows for areas of inefficiency
  • TaskImplement deadline reminders and progress check-ins
  • TaskProvide training for enhanced productivity tools
  • Key ResultImprove team communication efficiency by optimizing weekly meetings
  • TaskAllocate specific speaking time to each participant
  • TaskImplement clear post-meeting follow-up procedures
  • TaskDevelop clear, concise agenda for each weekly meeting

5. OKR to enhance Collaboration and Communication across the team

  • ObjectiveEnhance Collaboration and Communication across the team
  • Key ResultImplement one new collaborative tool with at least 80% team adoption rate
  • TaskDevelop an engaging training session for the new tool
  • TaskSelect a suitable collaborative tool based on team input and needs
  • TaskMonitor usage and address resistance to reach 80% adoption
  • Key ResultIncrease team meetings frequency by 50% for improved discussions and action planning
  • TaskImplement the increased meeting frequency immediately
  • TaskCalculate current meeting frequency to determine new schedule
  • TaskCommunicate the new meeting schedule to the team
  • Key ResultConduct two communication-skills workshops leading to a 30% improvement in team surveys
  • TaskSchedule two workshop sessions for the team
  • TaskDistribute and analyze post-workshop team surveys
  • TaskIdentify professional trainer for communication-skills workshops

6. OKR to enhance communication and foster collaboration within the team

  • ObjectiveEnhance communication and foster collaboration within the team
  • Key ResultConduct bi-weekly workshops to improve team communication skills
  • TaskIdentify key communication issues impacting team's performance
  • TaskPlan interactive bi-weekly workshops to address these issues
  • TaskRegularly evaluate workshop's efficiency and adapt accordingly
  • Key ResultImplement a successful team project involving all members showcasing effective collaboration
  • TaskSchedule regular team meetings for progress updates and brainstorming
  • TaskActively promote open communication and constructive feedback within the team
  • TaskIdentify individual strengths and assign respective team roles accordingly
  • Key ResultDecrease email response time to under one hour during working days
  • TaskPrioritize regularly checking emails during work hours
  • TaskSet alarm reminders to answer pending emails
  • TaskUse quick-reply templates for frequently asked questions

7. OKR to improve collaborative communication and confidence in team interactions

  • ObjectiveImprove collaborative communication and confidence in team interactions
  • Key ResultProvide constructive feedback to at least 5 teammates weekly
  • TaskSchedule a meeting or send a written feedback to each teammate
  • TaskPrepare thoughtful, constructive feedback for each person
  • TaskChoose five different team members each week to give feedback to
  • Key ResultParticipate in every team meeting without hesitation to share ideas
  • TaskSpeak up willingly at the meetings
  • TaskCreate a list of ideas to share beforehand
  • TaskAttend all scheduled team meetings
  • Key ResultLead 2 team projects or tasks showing command and engagement
  • TaskDevelop strategic plans for successful project execution
  • TaskActively engage with team members throughout project duration
  • TaskIdentify two team projects requiring leadership involvement

8. OKR to foster open communication and continual improvement within the team

  • ObjectiveFoster open communication and continual improvement within the team
  • Key ResultAchieve a 25% increase in actionable suggestions from team members
  • TaskEnhance communication channels for suggestions
  • TaskConduct regular brainstorming sessions with team
  • TaskImplement a reward system for valuable suggestions
  • Key ResultEnsure 100% of team members participate in at least one feedback session
  • TaskTrack and confirm each member's participation
  • TaskCreate a schedule for mandatory feedback sessions
  • TaskInform team members about the feedback sessions
  • Key ResultConduct 8 team feedback sessions focused on insight sharing and improvement ideas
  • TaskSchedule 8 team feedback sessions for idea sharing
  • TaskEvaluate and implement suggestions for improvement after sessions
  • TaskPrepare a structured format for insight exchange

9. OKR to foster a motivational and engaging work environment

  • ObjectiveFoster a motivational and engaging work environment
  • Key ResultEnhance internal communication channels improving employee satisfaction ratings by 25%
  • TaskConduct satisfaction surveys to identify improvement areas
  • TaskCreate an internal communication platform for real-time updates
  • TaskImplement weekly team meetings to engage open communication
  • Key ResultImplement a recognition scheme, appreciating 100% exceptional employee contributions
  • TaskCommunicate the scheme to all employees
  • TaskDevelop a structure for the recognition scheme
  • TaskDraft criteria for identifying exceptional employee contributions
  • Key ResultConduct bi-weekly innovative team-building activities to boost morale by 30%

10. OKR to enhance stakeholder communication for improved transparency and reporting

  • ObjectiveEnhance stakeholder communication for improved transparency and reporting
  • Key ResultIncrease the number of reports shared with stakeholders by 30%
  • TaskAnalyze current processes for generating and sharing reports
  • TaskImplement efficiences to enable increased report production
  • TaskIncrease frequency of reports sent to stakeholders
  • Key ResultAchieve a 70% positive feedback rating from stakeholders on newly implemented reporting
  • TaskRegularly communicate system benefits to stakeholders
  • TaskEnsure comprehensive training sessions on the new reporting system
  • TaskImplement real-time adjustments based on ongoing feedback
  • Key ResultImplement a bi-weekly stakeholder communication plan by end of month 1
  • TaskLaunch and monitor the bi-weekly communication plan
  • TaskDesign communication protocol and schedule
  • TaskIdentify key stakeholders and their communication preferences

11. OKR to strengthen communication effectiveness

  • ObjectiveStrengthen communication effectiveness
  • Key ResultImplement at least three new communication strategies learned from workshop
  • TaskDevelop a plan for incorporating new strategies into existing communication processes
  • TaskDeliver a presentation summarizing the new methods to the team
  • TaskBegin integrating learned strategies into daily communication and follow-up
  • Key ResultReceive positive feedback on communication from at least 80% of colleagues
  • TaskImplement feedback in daily interactions with colleagues
  • TaskRegularly seek constructive criticism on communication skills
  • TaskEnroll in communication development workshops
  • Key ResultAttend a professional development workshop on communication skills
  • TaskArrange necessary transportation and accommodation
  • TaskResearch and select a relevant communication skills workshop
  • TaskRegister for the chosen workshop

12. OKR to enhance impactful self-communication skills

  • ObjectiveEnhance impactful self-communication skills
  • Key ResultApply new communication skills to receive positive feedback from 5 colleagues
  • TaskExhibit positivity in body language and tone
  • TaskUse constructive responses when giving feedback
  • TaskPractice active listening during office conversations
  • Key ResultAttend minimum 3 work communication improvement workshops
  • TaskSchedule and attend these workshops
  • TaskSelect and register for three suitable workshops
  • TaskResearch different communication improvement workshops
  • Key ResultRead at least 2 books on effective self-communication
  • TaskPurchase or borrow selected books
  • TaskResearch and select two books on effective self-communication
  • TaskDedicate time daily to read both books

13. OKR to enhance engagement and commitment via effective communication

  • ObjectiveEnhance engagement and commitment via effective communication
  • Key ResultIntroduce bi-weekly inter-departmental meetings with 95% attendance
  • TaskDesign an engaging and relevant meeting agenda
  • TaskDraft and distribute a meeting calendar to all departments
  • TaskImplement a strict, yet incentivizing attendance policy
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% increase in positive feedback on internal communication through anonymous surveys
  • TaskEnhance the anonymity of feedback surveys
  • TaskEncourage prompt and constructive feedback
  • TaskImplement weekly training for improving internal communication skills
  • Key ResultImprove internal communication by launching a company-wide newsletter reaching 100% of staff
  • TaskDetermine relevant content for the company-wide newsletter
  • TaskDesign the newsletter layout and format
  • TaskSet up a distribution system reaching all staff

14. OKR to enhance our overall communication effectiveness

  • ObjectiveEnhance our overall communication effectiveness
  • Key ResultImplement a weekly all-hands communication meeting improving participation by 25%
  • TaskOffer incentives for active participation
  • TaskSchedule consistent weekly all-hands meetings
  • TaskDevelop engaging and participatory meeting agendas
  • Key ResultIncrease internal newsletter open rates by 10%, ensuring better information dissemination
  • TaskIntegrate more engaging, relevant content within newsletters
  • TaskImprove subject lines to capture employee interest
  • TaskImplement succinct, visual-rich layout for emails
  • Key ResultReduce email response time by 15% boosting operational efficiency
  • TaskPrioritize incoming emails based on urgency and relevance
  • TaskImplement an email management tool to automate responses
  • TaskDedicate specific time slots for checking and responding to emails

15. OKR to enhance the efficiency of internal team communication

  • ObjectiveEnhance the efficiency of internal team communication
  • Key ResultIncrease usage of team collaboration tools by 30%
  • TaskImplement training sessions highlighting tool benefits and functionalities
  • TaskLaunch a company-wide communication promoting tool usage
  • TaskOffer incentives for employees who regularly utilize the tools
  • Key ResultImplement weekly team catch-up meetings, achieving 90% attendance
  • TaskTrack attendance to maintain rate above 90%
  • TaskSchedule weekly meetings during common free time
  • TaskSend reminders about meetings two days prior
  • Key ResultReduce email response time by 50%
  • TaskSet dedicated times for checking and responding to emails
  • TaskPrioritize emails based on urgency and importance
  • TaskUse email templates for common responses

Best practices for managing your Team Communication 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 Team Communication OKRs

Quarterly OKRs should have weekly updates to get all the 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

Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKR platform to make things easier.

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.

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