3 customisable OKR examples for Cloud Support

What are Cloud Support OKRs?

The OKR acronym stands for Objectives and Key Results. It's a goal-setting framework that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s, and it became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s. OKRs helps teams has a shared language to set ambitious goals and track progress towards them.

Crafting effective OKRs can be challenging, particularly for beginners. Emphasizing outcomes rather than projects should be the core of your planning.

We've tailored a list of OKRs examples for Cloud Support 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 Cloud Support OKRs examples

You will find in the next section many different Cloud Support 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!

1OKRs to enhance the efficiency of the Cloud Support Team

  • ObjectiveEnhance the efficiency of the Cloud Support Team
  • Key ResultReduce the average response time to customer queries by 20%
  • TaskImplement comprehensive staff training for efficient query solution
  • TaskAllocate more resources towards customer service management
  • TaskEnhance customer service software for faster responses
  • Key ResultImplement three new measures for proactive issue identification and resolution
  • TaskTrain team members on the new measures
  • TaskIdentify potential problems through risk assessment analysis
  • TaskDevelop procedures for efficient issue resolution
  • Key ResultIncrease customer satisfaction score for support tickets by 30%
  • TaskImplement thorough training for support team on customer service skills
  • TaskRegularly solicit feedback to improve support services
  • TaskDevelop a system for prompt response to support tickets

2OKRs to increase customer migration from on-premises product to cloud product

  • ObjectiveIncrease customer migration from on-premises product to cloud product
  • Key ResultReduce on-premises product support requests by 15% due to migration success
  • TaskProvide comprehensive training on new system usage to all staff
  • TaskCreate detailed user guides and FAQs about the migrated product
  • TaskTrack and address recurring issues proactively
  • Key ResultSecure positive customer feedback on the benefits and ease of transitioning
  • TaskOffer incentives for leaving positive, detailed feedback
  • TaskImplement staff training to ensure smooth customer transitions
  • TaskConduct a post-transition survey to gather customer opinions
  • Key ResultAchieve 20% increase in cloud product subscriptions compared to on-premises
  • TaskOffer special discounts for cloud over on-premises subscriptions
  • TaskIncrease customer awareness of cloud advantages through online webinars
  • TaskImplement an aggressive marketing campaign for cloud products

3OKRs to implement Cloud-Ready Applications

  • ObjectiveImplement Cloud-Ready Applications
  • Key ResultAchieve 99% uptime in cloud environment across all migrated applications
  • TaskConduct regular preventive maintenance and system audits
  • TaskImplement redundant systems to prevent a single point of failure
  • TaskMonitor and resolve issues promptly with a 24/7 technical support team
  • Key ResultComplete successful migration of 1 pilot application to cloud platform
  • Key ResultDevelop and document cloud-focused architecture for 3 current key applications
  • TaskDevelop cloud-focused architecture for each application
  • TaskIdentify three key applications for cloud-based transformation
  • TaskDocument the newly developed architectures

Cloud Support OKR best practices to boost success

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 weekly OKR 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.

How to turn your Cloud Support OKRs in a strategy map

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 Cloud Support 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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