5 OKR examples for User Growth

What are User Growth 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.

Creating impactful OKRs can be a daunting task, especially for newcomers. Shifting your focus from projects to outcomes is key to successful planning.

We have curated a selection of OKR examples specifically for User Growth to assist you. Feel free to explore the templates below for inspiration in setting your own goals.

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

Best practices for managing your User Growth 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

Focus can only be achieve by limiting the number of competing priorities. It is crucial that you take the time to identify where you need to move the needle, and avoid adding business-as-usual activities to your 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

Having good goals is only half the effort. You'll get significant more value from your OKRs if you commit to a weekly check-in process.

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 User Growth 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 User Growth 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

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.

User Growth 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 User Growth 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 accelerate user growth for SaaS product

  • ObjectiveAccelerate user growth for SaaS product
  • Key ResultGrow active user base by 20%
  • TaskEnhance product features based on user feedback
  • TaskImprove user experience to increase retention rates
  • TaskImplement targeted marketing campaigns to attract new users
  • Key ResultIncrease monthly recurring revenue by 25%
  • TaskImplement a customer referral program
  • TaskDevelop upselling strategies for existing customers
  • TaskImprove product or service pricing strategies
  • Key ResultDecrease user churn rate by 15%
  • TaskImplement a user feedback system to identify common issues
  • TaskEnhance product features based on user preferences
  • TaskDevelop a personalized customer engagement strategy

OKRs to increase user acquisition by 50% in the next quarter

  • ObjectiveBoost user acquisition
  • Key ResultAchieve a 25% conversion rate of website visitors to users
  • Key ResultExpand social media reach and engagement by 50%
  • Key ResultLaunch a referral program and generate 20% new users through referrals
  • Key ResultIncrease website traffic by 30% via organic and paid channels

OKRs to successfully launch startup

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully launch startup
  • Key ResultSecure initial funding of at least $50K
  • TaskSet up pitches with interested investors
  • TaskDevelop a detailed business plan highlighting investment value
  • TaskIdentify potential investors in the chosen industry
  • Key ResultAchieve steady user growth rate of 20% month on month
  • TaskIdentify and target a specific user demographic via social media campaigns
  • TaskImplement a customer referral program with incentives
  • TaskOptimize SEO strategies for increased organic user traffic
  • Key ResultOnboard first 100 users
  • TaskProvide personalized support for early users
  • TaskLaunch marketing campaign to attract initial users
  • TaskDevelop a comprehensive, user-friendly onboarding guide

OKRs to scale the startup to achieve unicorn status

  • ObjectiveScale the startup to achieve unicorn status
  • Key ResultExpand customer base by acquiring 100 new clients
  • TaskIdentify target market segments and prioritize based on potential revenue and fit
  • TaskDevelop targeted marketing campaigns to attract potential clients from identified segments
  • TaskEstablish strategic partnerships with complementary businesses to leverage their customer base
  • TaskImplement referral program to encourage existing clients to refer friends and colleagues
  • Key Resultsecure $10 million in funding from investors
  • TaskIdentify and approach potential investors with a tailored and persuasive investment proposal
  • TaskDevelop and demonstrate a solid growth strategy and execution plan to convince investors
  • TaskCreate a compelling pitch deck highlighting the market potential, competitive advantage, and financial projections
  • TaskConduct thorough due diligence to ensure investors' trust by providing accurate financial information and projections
  • Key ResultIncrease monthly revenue by 30%
  • Key ResultAchieve a user retention rate of 80%
  • TaskImplement personalized notifications and incentives to encourage users to stay active
  • TaskImprove user onboarding process to enhance engagement and reduce churn
  • TaskContinuously analyze user behavior data to optimize the app experience and prevent attrition
  • TaskConduct regular user surveys to identify pain points and address them promptly

OKRs to encourage user referrals

  • ObjectiveAccelerate momentum with user referrals
  • Key ResultIncrease weekly in-app referrals from 1.5 to 2.5/week
  • TaskAdd referral link in footer of weekly customer comms
  • TaskImprove visibility of referral actions
  • Key ResultPublish 5 case studies from top customers
  • TaskIdentify top 10 customers for case studies
  • TaskSecure 5 interviews
  • Key ResultSecure 20 new G2 reviews score 4+ stars
  • TaskContact 40 users scoring us NPS 9+ and ask for a review

More User Growth 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.