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3 OKR examples for Helpdesk Support Staff

What are Helpdesk Support Staff 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.

OKRs are quickly gaining popularity as a goal-setting framework. But, it's not always easy to know how to write your goals, especially if it's your first time using OKRs.

To aid you in setting your goals, we have compiled a collection of OKR examples customized for Helpdesk Support Staff. Take a look at the templates below for inspiration and guidance.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

Our Helpdesk Support Staff OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Helpdesk Support Staff 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!

OKRs to enhance IT Helpdesk Support and Data Analysis for IT Projects

  • ObjectiveEnhance IT Helpdesk Support and Data Analysis for IT Projects
  • Key ResultIncrease Helpdesk Support resolution rate by 20%
  • TaskEstablish clear escalation procedures
  • TaskIntegrate efficient problem resolution software
  • TaskImplement advanced training for helpdesk support staff
  • Key ResultReduce IT project completion time by 15% through improved data analysis
  • TaskRegularly review and improve data analysis processes
  • TaskTrain IT personnel in optimized data analysis methods
  • TaskImplement advanced data analysis tools for efficient project handling
  • Key ResultComplete data analysis for 2 major IT projects
  • TaskGather and organize all necessary data for both IT projects
  • TaskAnalyze collected data and identify key points
  • TaskCompile and summarize the data analysis results

OKRs to enhance the efficiency and stability of the IT infrastructure

  • ObjectiveEnhance the efficiency and stability of the IT infrastructure
  • Key ResultImplement two additional failsafe protocols to boost data recovery speed by 15%
  • TaskDevelop and test two additional failsafe protocols
  • TaskImplement the new protocols to enhance data recovery speed
  • TaskIdentify potential areas for implementing new failsafe protocols
  • Key ResultEnsure 95% of helpdesk requests are resolved within 24 hours
  • TaskMonitor daily reports to assess resolution timelines
  • TaskImplement a high-priority response system for urgent requests
  • TaskTrain helpdesk staff in efficient problem-solving techniques
  • Key ResultReduce system downtime by 20% through proactive maintenance and upgrades
  • TaskImplement a routine schedule for proactive system maintenance
  • TaskMonitor system performance consistently for early issue detection
  • TaskPrioritize timely system upgrades and patches

OKRs to enhance IT infrastructure and optimize helpdesk processes for improved efficiency

  • ObjectiveEnhance IT infrastructure and optimize helpdesk processes for improved efficiency
  • Key ResultIncrease customer satisfaction rating by 15% by implementing enhanced self-service options
  • TaskMonitor customer satisfaction rating to measure the impact of enhanced self-service options
  • TaskConduct customer research to gather feedback and identify desired self-service features
  • TaskImplement new self-service features based on customer feedback and identified areas of improvement
  • TaskEvaluate current self-service options and identify potential areas of improvement
  • Key ResultAchieve at least 90% compliance with IT security protocols through regular audits and training
  • TaskConduct quarterly audits to assess compliance with IT security protocols
  • TaskAddress any identified non-compliance issues promptly and provide appropriate corrective actions
  • TaskProvide continuous monitoring and feedback to ensure adherence to IT security protocols
  • TaskDevelop and implement regular training programs to educate employees on IT security protocols
  • Key ResultReduce average resolution time by 20% through streamlined helpdesk workflows
  • TaskAnalyze helpdesk data and identify bottlenecks to optimize and streamline workflows for faster resolution
  • TaskConduct regular training sessions for helpdesk staff to improve technical skills and efficiency
  • TaskImplement automated ticket routing system to assign tickets to appropriate support agents
  • TaskDevelop standardized troubleshooting guides and knowledge base articles for common issues
  • Key ResultImprove system availability by 10% through infrastructure upgrades and proactive maintenance
  • TaskDevelop and implement a proactive maintenance plan to prevent potential system failures
  • TaskImplement necessary infrastructure upgrades based on the assessment findings
  • TaskMonitor and analyze system performance regularly to identify any potential issues in advance
  • TaskConduct a thorough infrastructure assessment to identify potential areas for upgrade

Best practices for managing your Helpdesk Support Staff 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 below). 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.

Building your own Helpdesk Support Staff OKRs with AI

While we have some examples below, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. There are 2 options available to you.

Best way to track your Helpdesk Support Staff 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 Helpdesk Support Staff 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.