Because OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) are a goal setting method used to align all teams with an organization’s top company goals, your entire company’s OKRs are only as effective as the ones you set at the very top. It’s therefore critically important to make sure you’re setting CEO-level goals effectively.
To help you confirm you’re setting executive-level goals effectively, here are some OKR examples for CEOs you can refer to.
5 OKR Examples for CEOs
Objective: Sell $10M in bookings
- KR: Win 1,000 deals worth $10M in bookings by 12/31/17
- KR: Generate 50,000 marketing qualified leads
Objective: Grow our business
- KR: Grow revenue to $3M
- KR: Launch the new product
- KR: Reduce churn to <5% annually through customer success
Objective: Please our customers
- KR: Collect feedback from 20 customers/month
- KR: Boost customer retention to 97%
- KR: Maintain NPS of 9
Objective: Strengthen our corporate culture
- KR: Roll out a continuous two-way feedback loop via weekly surveys
- KR: Maintain an average employee satisfaction score of 8 or higher
- KR: Create & launch new mentorship program by end of Q3
Objective: Successfully launch our new product by end of Q2
- KR: Develop 15 customer case studies by April 30th
- KR: Secure an award at an industry conference
- KR: Get into the Gartner Magic Quadrant
Once you have a balance of both aspirational and operational CEO-level OKRs, you can then begin to cascade your goals throughout the rest of the company to achieve organizational alignment. For even more examples of OKRs for CEOs and other teams, take a look at all of Atiim’s OKR resources.
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Do you manage a company or teams (either as a CEO, a senior executive, a middle manager or even a front-line manager)? Do you set and track objectives? Does aligning employee performance to business goals matter, and are you responsible for driving results? If so, please check out a live demo of Atiim OKR & Goals Management Software and we’d love to hear what you think about it. Thank you!