6 customisable OKR examples for Work Productivity

What are Work Productivity 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 Productivity 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.

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Our customisable Work Productivity OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Work Productivity 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!

1. OKR to elevate overall daily work performance

  • ObjectiveElevate overall daily work performance
  • Key ResultReduce task completion time by 15% through adopting efficient strategies
  • TaskAdopt lean management techniques to increase efficiency
  • TaskUndertake consistent skill enhancement training for staff
  • TaskImplement productivity tools to streamline work processes
  • Key ResultImprove daily report quality, aiming for a 10% growth in positive feedback
  • TaskUse infographics to visualize data efficiently
  • TaskAdd actionable insights to promote decision-making
  • TaskImplement proofreading to eliminate errors before submission
  • Key ResultIncrease productivity by 20% by optimizing daily tasks
  • TaskIdentify repetitive tasks and automate where possible
  • TaskPrioritize high-value activities and minimize distractions
  • TaskImplement time-management techniques for efficiency

2. OKR to enhance staff productivity in the hybrid work model

  • ObjectiveEnhance staff productivity in the hybrid work model
  • Key ResultConduct 5 training sessions on hybrid working best practices to enhance skills
  • TaskSchedule and conduct 5 training sessions
  • TaskIdentify key points for hybrid working best practices training
  • TaskPrepare comprehensive, engaging training content
  • Key ResultIncrease employee engagement levels by 15% through regular feedback and recognition programs
  • TaskEstablish a weekly employee recognition program
  • TaskImplement a daily feedback routine for all team members
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate engagement levels regularly
  • Key ResultImplement performance tracking software to quantify productivity increase by 20%
  • TaskResearch and select suitable performance tracking software
  • TaskInstall and configure the software over company network
  • TaskTrain employees on software usage and productivity targets

3. OKR to enhance workflow efficiency and productivity

  • ObjectiveEnhance workflow efficiency and productivity
  • Key ResultImplement at least 3 significant improvements identified from the workflow analysis
  • TaskDevelop strategies to implement these improvements efficiently
  • TaskEvaluate success of implemented improvements periodically
  • TaskPrioritize the 3 top improvements identified from workflow analysis
  • Key ResultReduce workflow steps or stages by 10% to streamline operations
  • TaskImplement new workflow and analyze for efficiency improvement
  • TaskReview and analyze current processes for unnecessary stages
  • TaskDevelop a revised workflow eliminating redundant steps
  • Key ResultIncrease process efficiency by 20% through process re-engineering
  • TaskIdentify bottlenecks in the current process
  • TaskTrain staff on newly engineered process
  • TaskDevelop a streamlined process blueprint

4. OKR to significantly reduce total work hours without compromising productivity

  • ObjectiveSignificantly reduce total work hours without compromising productivity
  • Key ResultIncrease team productivity by 20% through effective training programs
  • TaskContinually refine training programs based on feedback and results
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive and engaging training programs for team members
  • TaskMeasure team productivity levels before and after training implementation
  • Key ResultDecrease overtime work by 50% through efficient task allocation and time management
  • TaskConduct staff training on effective time management
  • TaskImplement productivity software to optimize task allocation
  • TaskRegularly review and adjust team workload balance
  • Key ResultImplement automation tools to streamline 30% of manual tasks
  • TaskIdentify tasks that can be efficiently automated
  • TaskSelect ideal automation tools for targeted tasks
  • TaskTrain employees on using these automation tools

5. OKR to integrate AI tools into everyday work procedures

  • ObjectiveIntegrate AI tools into everyday work procedures
  • Key ResultProvide AI tools training to 80% of team members to ensure effective usage
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive training programs for selected AI tools
  • TaskIdentify suitable AI tools for team skill level and workflow
  • TaskSchedule and conduct training sessions for team members
  • Key ResultImplement AI software into three different work processes by end of quarter
  • TaskAcquire suitable AI software for the identified processes
  • TaskIdentify three work processes for AI software implementation
  • TaskTrain staff on AI software utilization
  • Key ResultAchieve a 15% increase in team productivity through AI tool utilization
  • TaskMeasure and monitor weekly performance improvements using AI tools
  • TaskProvide team training on efficient AI software utilization
  • TaskSelect AI software that matches team workflow and productivity targets

6. OKR to maximize team efficiency to achieve 80,000 hours of work

  • ObjectiveMaximize team efficiency to achieve 80,000 hours of work
  • Key ResultImplementation of productivity-enhancing tools to reduce idle time by 15%
  • TaskImplement chosen tools across relevant departments
  • TaskResearch and select potential productivity-enhancing tools
  • TaskContinuously review and monitor tool usage and efficiency
  • Key ResultIncrease average weekly work hours by 10%
  • TaskEncourage staff to take fewer, shorter breaks
  • TaskEvaluate and adjust employee scheduling for increased efficiency
  • TaskImplement mandatory, productive overtime procedures
  • Key ResultTrain team on time management skills to improve work speed by 20%
  • TaskSchedule training sessions for all team members
  • TaskIdentify a comprehensive time management training program
  • TaskMonitor productivity to measure impact of training

Best practices for managing your Work Productivity 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 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 Productivity 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

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.

More Work Productivity 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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