OKR Examples

Sample objectives and Key Results (OKRs) by department
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Why Choose OKRs for your Organization

OKRs or Objectives and Key Results are a collaborative goal-setting tool used by teams and organizations to set challenging, ambitious goals with measurable results. OKRs are how you track progress, create alignment, and encourage engagement around measurable goals.

OKRs can be a superpower for creating an environment where employees are able to work with purpose. Companies like Intel, LinkedIn and Airbnb have achieved amazing results with OKRs, but less often discussed is the fact that deploying a goal framework in the right way can create a vastly better working environment.

The OKR methodology is very simple, and when used properly, OKRs can help your organization create things like high output management, team alignment and increased communication in all your business goals.

Writing & Implementing OKRs for your Company

When it comes to creating and writing incredible OKRs consider the following formula: We will __(Objective)__ as measured by __(these Key Results)__.

Designed to fit the needs of any organization size, department or industry, OKRs work the same for setting goals throughout many company levels. They can also be used by individuals or small teams to achieve results. .

Objectives need to be clear, actionable and  (ideally) inspiring, while also actionable and time-bound. 

Key results determine whether an Objective has succeeded or failed. They are quantifiable, measurable and time-bound, so that it's easy for the team to gauge progress. Contributors on the KRs should measure progress regularly (ideally weekly), and then at the end of the OKR period (typically a quarter), there’s a regular grading of the KR and retrospective. 

When it comes to writing and setting OKRs, it's a good idea to make it collaborative. By conducting a brainstorming session, it engages your team, gives your team a level of ownership and drives accountability for those results. Ultimately, you want to create a process where teams feel empowered to create their OKRs and then challenge teams across the business to ensure they’re focused on the right priorities at the right time. This process encourages creative thinking and informed risk-taking, all to push your business forward.

Company OKR Examples & Best Practices

When getting started with OKRs, we get common questions like “how do I write a good OKR?” or “can you give me a good example of a well written OKR?” To answer these questions, we created a list of example company OKRs so you can have some inspiration as you begin to write your own company, department and team OKRs

OBJECTIVE: Achieve revenue targets through disciplined, profitable, and repeatable methods

Key results:

  • Hit company global sales target of $50 Million in New ARR
  • Achieve >50% growth in Channel sourced bookings
  • Achieve >40% of Bookings target by Feb 28th
  • Achieve 100% year-to-year sales growth in EMEA
  • Increase the company average deal size by 30% (with upsells)
  • Reduce churn to less than 5% annually
  • Successfully expand into APAC by establishing regional HQ in Singapore and hiring at least 3 Sales/Support staff

OBJECTIVE: Delight our Customers

Key results:

  • Achieve an NPS of >24 from our customers
  • Increase customer Net Retention to >100%
  • Achieve product engagement measured by >80% WAU

OBJECTIVE: Build a great corporate culture (delight our employees)

Key results:

  • Successfully launch Koan to provide transparency to company goals by having 70%+ users submit reflections within 3 weeks
  • Achieve a weekly Employee Satisfaction / Pulse Score of >8
  • Celebrate at least 3 “small wins” and "shout-outs" in every All Hands meeting
  • CEO and SVPs to complete monthly all-hands Town Hall and open Q&A meeting

OBJECTIVE: Launch the new product successfully in Q1

Key Results:

  • Publish 5 new product customer case studies
  • Obtain at least 20 new product customers with an average order size of >$25k
  • Obtain Leader category status in the Gartner Magic Quadrant
  • Win a “Best Product of the Year” award at the industry conference

How Koan Simplifies OKRs For Teams

An ideal OKR software tool will build and reinforce great practices while fitting in seamlessly with the way your team already works. Teams who use a software-based OKR tool have improved alignment and work better together. By having purpose-built software for the job of goal tracking, you’ll avoid a ton of time spent running around and getting updates. 

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