15 OKR examples for Team Lead

What are Team Lead 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 Lead. 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 Team Lead OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Team Lead. 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 enhance leadership abilities for a novice team lead

  • ObjectiveEnhance leadership abilities for a novice team lead
  • Key ResultDemonstrate improvement by leading 2 successful projects by the end of next quarter
  • TaskIdentify and clearly define two potential leadership projects
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive, deadline-oriented action plan for each
  • TaskExecute, manage, and monitor progress for both projects effectively
  • Key ResultAchieve a mean feedback score of 4+ from team members in leadership effectiveness
  • TaskImprove communication and decision-making skills
  • TaskImplement a regular and effective leadership training program
  • TaskSolicit and apply feedback from team members
  • Key ResultComplete a certified leadership training course by quarter-end
  • TaskResearch and select a certified leadership training course
  • TaskEnroll in the chosen leadership training course
  • TaskComplete the training course and obtain certification

OKRs to enhance my leadership capabilities

  • ObjectiveEnhance my leadership capabilities
  • Key ResultComplete three industry-recognized leadership training courses
  • Key ResultReceive an average score of 4.5 or above on a peer-leadership survey
  • TaskResearch and implement effective leadership strategies
  • TaskRegularly undertake leadership development workshops
  • TaskSeek constructive feedback from peers
  • Key ResultFacilitate 5 team meetings to enhance communication and decision-making skills
  • TaskProvide resources and activities during meetings to improve these skills
  • TaskDevelop an agenda focused on enhancing communication and decision-making skills
  • TaskPlan and schedule five team meetings in the upcoming period

OKRs to enhance collaboration and stimulate thought leadership

  • ObjectiveEnhance collaboration and stimulate thought leadership
  • Key ResultConduct 4 leadership training workshops to foster thought leadership
  • TaskIdentify topics and designing the content for the leadership workshops
  • TaskCoordinate with facilitators and arranging the necessary resources
  • TaskSend invitations and schedule the four leadership training workshops
  • Key ResultImplement 5 successful cross-functional projects to boost team collaborations
  • TaskDevelop clear communication guidelines and timelines
  • TaskIdentify and assign cross-functional team members for each project
  • TaskEstablish metrics for success and regular progress checks
  • Key ResultIncrease the average audience engagement rate on team discussions by 20%
  • TaskImplement interactive activities during team discussions
  • TaskIncorporate feedback sessions post-discussions
  • TaskProvide comprehensive training for engagement techniques

OKRs to enhance leadership inclusivity across all teams

  • ObjectiveEnhance leadership inclusivity across all teams
  • Key ResultImplement inclusivity training for all team leaders by the end of the quarter
  • TaskIdentify relevant inclusivity training programs for team leaders
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for each team leader
  • TaskMonitor and report on training progress and effectiveness
  • Key ResultDecrease leadership team's turnover rate by 20% through fostering inclusivity
  • TaskEncourage open dialogue about inclusivity during team meetings
  • TaskImplement comprehensive diversity training for all management level employees
  • TaskEstablish a mentoring program that promotes inclusivity
  • Key ResultIncrease internal survey's inclusivity score by 30% among leadership team
  • TaskEncourage honest communication through anonymous feedback
  • TaskRevise survey questions to eliminate unconscious bias
  • TaskImplement mandatory leadership training on diversity and inclusivity

OKRs to complete online course to enhance tech lead skills

  • ObjectiveComplete online course to enhance tech lead skills
  • Key ResultReceive positive feedback on improved tech lead capabilities from 4 team members
  • TaskEnhance tech lead skills through workshops and training
  • TaskRequest feedback from team members
  • TaskImplement gained knowledge in ongoing projects
  • Key ResultApply learned strategies in 3 real-world projects or challenges
  • TaskIdentify 3 current projects or challenges to apply learned strategies
  • TaskImplement learned strategies into each identified project
  • TaskAssess the effectiveness of applied strategies in each project
  • Key ResultSuccessfully finish all course modules with at least 85% score by week 8
  • TaskRegularly review and practice to reinforce knowledge
  • TaskDesign a study schedule that covers all course modules
  • TaskAllocate at least 20 hours per week for focused studying

OKRs to attain and apply advanced leadership skills through an online course

  • ObjectiveAttain and apply advanced leadership skills through an online course
  • Key ResultReceive positive feedback from at least 60% team members regarding new leadership methods
  • TaskDistribute anonymous feedback survey to team members
  • TaskImplement new leadership methods within team
  • TaskAnalyze and discuss feedback results
  • Key ResultImplement learnt strategies in team management and achieve 10% increase in productivity
  • TaskSet specific goals to achieve a 10% productivity increase
  • TaskUtilize acquired strategies in daily team management practices
  • TaskMonitor and measure current team productivity levels
  • Key ResultComplete an accredited online leadership course with a minimum passing score of 85%
  • TaskScore at least 85% on the final assessment
  • TaskRegularly complete modules and assess learning
  • TaskSelect an accredited online leadership course

OKRs to enhance managerial skills and leadership qualities

  • ObjectiveEnhance managerial skills and leadership qualities
  • Key ResultComplete 2 relevant professional development courses
  • TaskFinish and submit all assignments or tests for course completion
  • TaskEnroll and actively participate in the selected courses
  • TaskIdentify 2 professional development courses relevant to your role
  • Key ResultReceive positive feedback from 75% of team members
  • TaskActively address issues and concerns raised by the team
  • TaskImplement a system for collecting team members' feedback
  • TaskConduct regular team meetings to discuss improvements and goals
  • Key ResultImprove team productivity by 20%
  • TaskEncourage continuous training and skill development
  • TaskSimplify workflow processes to reduce inefficiencies
  • TaskImplement regular team building exercises to boost morale

OKRs to improve leadership skills and knowledge

  • ObjectiveEnhance Leadership Skills and Knowledge
  • Key ResultApply leadership principles by successfully leading a high-impact project or team
  • TaskDelegate responsibilities based on individual strengths to optimize efficiency and productivity
  • TaskSet clear goals and objectives for the project or team
  • TaskFoster a positive and inclusive team culture, promoting collaboration and celebrating achievements
  • TaskCommunicate effectively and regularly with the team to ensure alignment and progress
  • Key ResultEngage in regular mentoring or coaching sessions to receive guidance and feedback on leadership development
  • TaskSet up regular mentoring/coaching sessions with a trusted leader or professional coach
  • TaskImplement the advice and recommendations received during mentoring/coaching sessions into daily leadership practices
  • TaskPrepare questions or topics to discuss during mentoring/coaching sessions on leadership development
  • TaskActively listen and take notes during mentoring/coaching sessions to absorb guidance and feedback
  • Key ResultComplete a leadership training course covering key leadership principles and strategies
  • TaskEnroll in the chosen leadership training course and schedule all required sessions
  • TaskApply learned leadership principles and strategies in daily work and reflect on their effectiveness
  • TaskResearch and find a suitable leadership training course with key principles
  • TaskActively participate in the leadership training course, taking notes and engaging with instructors
  • Key ResultAcquire at least three new leadership books and read them to gain further insight
  • TaskAllocate dedicated time each day to read at least one chapter from the books
  • TaskResearch and compile a list of highly recommended leadership books
  • TaskPurchase three leadership books from the compiled list
  • TaskTake notes and jot down key insights or lessons learned from each book

OKRs to improve efficiency in client and team management

  • ObjectiveImprove efficiency in client and team management
  • Key ResultIncrease client satisfaction by 10% as evidenced by quarterly survey responses
  • TaskImplement regular client follow-ups to address potential issues
  • TaskEvaluate and streamline communication processes for client efficiency
  • TaskProvide staff with customer service training to improve interactions
  • Key ResultEnhance team output by 15% through implementation of structured weekly check-ins
  • TaskTrain team on effective check-in strategies
  • TaskMonitor and measure output increase weekly
  • TaskEstablish a weekly check-ins system for the team
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% decrease in resolution time for client-reported software issues
  • TaskProvide ongoing technical training for the customer service team
  • TaskEstablish a priority-based resolution system
  • TaskImplement more efficient issue-tracking software

OKRs to enhance leadership skills through online learning and practical application

  • ObjectiveEnhance leadership skills through online learning and practical application
  • Key ResultGather feedback on leadership improvements, aiming for a 20% increase in positive responses
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive leadership evaluation survey
  • TaskDistribute survey to all team members
  • TaskAnalyze survey results for improvement opportunities
  • Key ResultImplement learned strategies in weekly team meetings, improving team cohesion by 30%
  • TaskEncourage team discussions around these strategies
  • TaskMeasure improvement in team cohesion weekly
  • TaskReview learned strategies before every team meeting
  • Key ResultComplete a certified online leadership course by achieving 90% or above
  • TaskResearch and select a certified online leadership course
  • TaskComplete all assignments to a high standard, aiming for 90% or above
  • TaskConsistently study and engage in course materials

OKRs 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

OKRs to enhance tactical and strategic leadership skills for software developer team lead

  • ObjectiveEnhance tactical and strategic leadership skills for software developer team lead
  • Key ResultMentor 2 team members to take on micro-leadership roles in the next project
  • TaskProvide regular feedback and coaching
  • TaskShare responsibilities and explain expectations clearly
  • TaskIdentify strengths and areas of growth for each team member
  • Key ResultImplement new strategies and witness a minimum 15% increase in team productivity
  • TaskDevelop and communicate new strategies for identified areas
  • TaskIdentify areas in team processes that require improvement
  • TaskMonitor and measure strategy-driven productivity increases
  • Key ResultCollaborate with HR to attend at least 3 leadership skill training or workshops
  • TaskContact HR to inquire about available leadership training opportunities
  • TaskParticipate actively in each workshop session
  • TaskSchedule times to attend three chosen sessions

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 enhance leadership skills via online learning platform

  • ObjectiveEnhance leadership skills via online learning platform
  • Key ResultApply learned tactics in 2 real-life situations and document the results
  • TaskIdentify 2 real-life situations to apply learned tactics
  • TaskImplement the learned tactics in the chosen situations
  • TaskDocument the results and observations
  • Key ResultComplete 3 online leadership courses, with scores above 90%
  • TaskStudy course materials thoroughly before testing
  • TaskScore above 90% on all course assessments
  • TaskIdentify and enroll in 3 online leadership courses
  • Key ResultReceive positive feedback on improved leadership skills from at least 5 peers
  • TaskRequest feedback from peers regularly
  • TaskApply learned skills in daily leadership practices
  • TaskAttend workshops on developing better leadership skills

OKRs to significantly boost the volume of lead generation

  • ObjectiveSignificantly boost the volume of lead generation
  • Key ResultAchieve a 25% increase in website traffic through targeted digital marketing
  • TaskImplement targeted social media advertising campaigns
  • TaskCreate engaging content to stimulate user sharing
  • TaskDevelop a strategic SEO plan to boost organic website traffic
  • Key ResultImplement 3 new lead generation strategies to create diverse channels
  • TaskIdentify potential new channels for effective lead generation
  • TaskBegin implementing these strategies across the channels
  • TaskDevelop and finalize strategies for each chosen channel
  • Key ResultIncrease lead conversion rate by 15% through improved sales engagement
  • TaskEnhance sales scripts to better target and engage leads
  • TaskImplement a personalized follow-up system for potential leads
  • TaskProvide continuous sales team training on customer engagement techniques

Best practices for managing your Team Lead 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 Lead 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

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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OKRs resources

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