12 customisable OKR examples for Writer

What are Writer 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.

Formulating strong OKRs can be a complex endeavor, particularly for first-timers. Prioritizing outcomes over projects is crucial when developing your plans.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Writer to help you. You can look at any of the templates below to get some inspiration for 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 Writer OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Writer Objectives and Key Results. We've included strategic initiatives in our templates to give you a better idea of the different between the key results (how we measure progress), and the initiatives (what we do to achieve the results).

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1. OKR to improve and optimize team's SEO projects' execution and output

  • ObjectiveImprove and optimize team's SEO projects' execution and output
  • Key ResultReduce website bounce rate by 10% by improving landing page SEO
  • TaskImplement engaging, keyword-focused metadata for better search engine recognition
  • TaskImprove landing page content for relevancy and clarity
  • TaskOptimize loading speed to enhance user experience
  • Key ResultRank for 20 new relevant keywords on the first page of search engine results
  • TaskConduct a comprehensive keyword research for relevance
  • TaskOptimize website content based on selected keywords
  • TaskBuild high-quality backlinks using these keywords
  • Key ResultIncrease organic website traffic by 30% through effective SEO strategies
  • TaskEnhance on-page SEO including meta descriptions, title tags, and keywords
  • TaskCreate high-quality, SEO-optimized content regularly
  • TaskImprove website's loading speed for better user experience

2. OKR to elevate productivity in academic research

  • ObjectiveElevate productivity in academic research
  • Key ResultImplement and maintain a research schedule, ensuring minimum 5 hours of effective work daily
  • TaskDraft a dedicated 5-hour daily research schedule
  • TaskRegularly evaluate and adjust schedule for effectiveness
  • TaskImplement routine to follow the established research schedule
  • Key ResultSubmit two high-quality research pieces for publication review
  • TaskConduct comprehensive research on chosen topics
  • TaskSubmit papers for publication review
  • TaskWrite and edit two research papers
  • Key ResultAttend at least 3 professional development workshops related to research methods or practices
  • TaskEnsure participation in each workshop attended
  • TaskRegister for the chosen professional development workshops
  • TaskIdentify suitable workshops focused on research methods

3. OKR to enhance the quality and comprehensibility of technical documentation

  • ObjectiveEnhance the quality and comprehensibility of technical documentation
  • Key ResultImprove user-satisfaction score regarding documentation clarity by 25%
  • TaskRevise and simplify technical language in existing documentation
  • TaskCollect user feedback regularly to pinpoint confusion
  • TaskInput visual aids to enhance document comprehensibility
  • Key ResultIncrease documentation completeness by 30%
  • TaskConduct comprehensive review of existing documents for gaps
  • TaskAllocate resources for completing incomplete documents
  • TaskEstablish system to maintain document updates
  • Key ResultConduct bi-weekly documentation review and update to ensure current and error-free information
  • TaskEvaluate and rectify any errors in the documentation
  • TaskUpdate outdated sections of the document
  • TaskSet a bi-weekly schedule for documentation reviews
  • Key ResultReduce customer support queries about product functionality by 20%
  • TaskConduct regular user experience testing for feedback
  • TaskLaunch an online FAQ page on product functionality
  • TaskImprove product user manual for clarity and comprehensiveness

4. OKR to enhance our performance measurement and reporting

  • ObjectiveEnhance our performance measurement and reporting
  • Key ResultImprove clarity and precision of all reports, targeting a 95% comprehension rate
  • TaskIncorporate visuals to increase report understanding
  • TaskImplement clear, concise language in all report writing
  • TaskConduct regular report comprehension checks
  • Key ResultImplement an analytics tool to track performance metrics across all departments
  • TaskIdentify key performance indicators for each department
  • TaskTrain department heads on how to use the tool
  • TaskResearch and choose a suitable analytics tool
  • Key ResultIncrease reporting accuracy by reviewing and correcting discrepancies by 20%
  • TaskIdentify and review current reports for errors
  • TaskImplement strict data verification measures
  • TaskCorrect discrepancies found in data reports

5. OKR to secure 6.5M for nonprofit

  • ObjectiveSecure 6.5M for nonprofit
  • Key ResultObtain 1.5M in grants from foundations
  • TaskPrepare compelling, detailed grant proposals
  • TaskIdentify suitable foundations for grant applications
  • TaskSubmit all proposals as per requirements
  • Key ResultRaise 2M through online fundraising campaigns
  • TaskLaunch and continuously monitor the campaign's performance
  • TaskDevelop a compelling marketing strategy
  • TaskIdentify key audiences to target during online fundraising
  • Key ResultSecure 3M through corporate partnerships
  • TaskInitiate negotiations and finalize partnership agreements
  • TaskIdentify potential corporate partners based on synergy and financial potential
  • TaskDevelop a compelling partnership proposal showcasing mutual benefits

6. OKR to establish myself as a thought leader in my field

  • ObjectiveEstablish myself as a thought leader in my field
  • Key ResultBuild strategic network by connecting with 20 key influencers in the field
  • TaskIdentify 20 key influencers in your field for potential networking
  • TaskReach out to influencers via email or social platforms
  • TaskEngage regularly with these influencers to foster and maintain connections
  • Key ResultSpeak at 3 major industry conferences or webinars to share insights
  • TaskIdentify and contact 3 major industry conferences or webinar organizers
  • TaskSchedule and confirm speaking arrangements with organizers
  • TaskPrepare insightful and engaging presentations
  • Key ResultPublish five in-depth articles on industry-relevant topics in reputable journals
  • TaskIdentify five industry-relevant topics for articles
  • TaskSubmit articles to reputable journals
  • TaskWrite the five in-depth articles

7. OKR to increase website traffic by 30% through SEO and content marketing

  • ObjectiveBoost website traffic
  • Key ResultAchieve 50% higher engagement on social media posts
  • Key ResultImprove website ranking on targeted keywords
  • Key ResultIncrease organic traffic by 20%
  • Key ResultIncrease backlinks by 15%

8. OKR to conduct website audit to fix technical SEO issues

  • ObjectiveImprove website technical SEO
  • Key ResultDecrease page load time by 25%
  • Key ResultReduce broken links by 50%
  • Key ResultIncrease website mobile-friendliness score by 10 points
  • Key ResultImprove website's search engine indexation rate by 20%

9. OKR to consistently publish high-quality content aligned with audience needs

  • ObjectiveIncrease audience engagement through high-quality content
  • Key ResultAchieve a minimum of X% engagement rate on all social media platforms
  • Key ResultImplement X new content formats to diversify and expand our audience reach
  • Key ResultIncrease website traffic by X% through SEO optimization
  • Key ResultIncrease email open rates by X% through personalized and segmented email campaigns

10. OKR to successfully execute "Test Objective"

  • ObjectiveSuccessfully execute "Test Objective"
  • Key ResultDeliver final report documenting the results and lessons learned
  • TaskDocument lessons learned and improvement strategies
  • TaskFinalize and proofread the final report
  • TaskHighlight primary results and key findings
  • Key ResultComplete initial research and preparation by Week 2
  • TaskDedicate Day 8 to thorough examination of available resources
  • TaskFinalize and document findings and preparations by Day 14
  • TaskDefine research objectives and desired outcomes by Day 6
  • Key ResultAchieve 25% progress towards "Test Objective" every week
  • TaskAssess weekly targets and track progress consistently
  • TaskActively utilize learning resources to understand concepts better
  • TaskAllocate dedicated time daily for focused test preparation

11. OKR to promulgate key private market trends through impactful content

  • ObjectivePromulgate key private market trends through impactful content
  • Key ResultGarner at least 10 industry insider endorsements to boost content credibility
  • TaskDraft personal, compelling outreach letters to insiders
  • TaskIdentify and list 20 industry insiders relevant to the content
  • TaskSend endorsement requests and follow up regularly
  • Key ResultProduce and publish 5 insight-filled reports with relevant private market trends
  • TaskResearch recent private market trends and data for content
  • TaskPublish reports on relevant platforms
  • TaskDraft and refine 5 separate insightful reports
  • Key ResultAttract and retain 1000 unique monthly visitors to the trend-highlighting content
  • TaskImplement SEO strategies to improve search engine visibility
  • TaskShare content across multiple social media platforms regularly
  • TaskDevelop a consistent schedule for posting new, engaging content

12. OKR to enhance skill at describing campus locations

  • ObjectiveEnhance skill at describing campus locations
  • Key ResultGet feedback on descriptions from 3 different peers for improvement
  • TaskAnalyze received feedback for possible improvements
  • TaskSend descriptions to selected peers for feedback
  • TaskIdentify 3 peers to review your descriptions
  • Key ResultAchieve a 90% satisfactory rating on descriptive composition focused on campus locations
  • TaskRegularly practice writing descriptive compositions
  • TaskThoroughly study descriptions of various campus locations
  • TaskRequest and incorporate feedback from peers
  • Key ResultPractice detailed description of 5 different campus places every week
  • TaskChoose 5 unique campus locations to explore each week
  • TaskReview and revise your descriptions regularly for improvement
  • TaskWrite a detailed description for each chosen location

Best practices for managing your Writer 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 Writer 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

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.

More Writer 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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