2 customisable OKR examples for Work Environment

What are Work Environment 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.

How you write your OKRs can make a huge difference on the impact that your team will have at the end of the quarter. But, it's not always easy to write a quarterly plan that focuses on outcomes instead of projects.

We have curated a selection of OKR examples specifically for Work Environment 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 our OKR guide online.

Building your own Work Environment OKRs with AI

While we have some examples available, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. You can use our free AI generator below or our more complete goal-setting system to generate your own OKRs.

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Our customisable Work Environment OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Work Environment. 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 boost team engagement and cultivate a positive work environment

  • ObjectiveBoost team engagement and cultivate a positive work environment
  • Key ResultIncrease team interaction through bi-weekly team-building activities
  • TaskDesign diverse, engaging team interactions
  • TaskSchedule regular bi-weekly team-building activities
  • TaskMonitor and gather feedback on effectiveness
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% improvement in employee satisfaction survey results
  • TaskInitiate employee performance recognition and rewards programs
  • TaskImplement regular team-building activities for improved workplace rapport
  • TaskEstablish open communication channels for addressal of employee concerns
  • Key ResultDecrease employee absenteeism by 15% through wellness initiatives

2. 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%

Best practices for managing your Work Environment 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 πŸ‘‡

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 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 Work Environment 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 Work Environment 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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