15 customisable OKR examples for It Efficiency

What are It Efficiency 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.

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 It Efficiency 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 It Efficiency OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for It Efficiency. We also included strategic projects for each template to make it easier to understand the difference between key results and projects.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1. OKR to improve IT Service Management process efficiency and efficacy

  • ObjectiveImprove IT Service Management process efficiency and efficacy
  • Key ResultImplement two new service improvement projects
  • TaskIdentify areas in the service sector that need improvement
  • TaskCommence execution of the project plan steps
  • TaskDevelop detailed project plans for improvements
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% service request satisfaction
  • TaskSolicit and incorporate feedback from service users
  • TaskRegularly train staff to improve quality of customer service
  • TaskImplement a system for tracking and resolving requests efficiently
  • Key ResultReduce system-related incidents by 20%
  • TaskTrain staff on correct system usage
  • TaskImplement regular system maintenance and upgrades
  • TaskEnhance system security measures

2. OKR to enhance the efficiency and reliability of IT services

  • ObjectiveEnhance the efficiency and reliability of IT services
  • Key ResultDecrease system downtime by 20%
  • TaskImplement regular preventive maintenance on all system components
  • TaskEstablish robust disaster recovery and backup plans
  • TaskUpgrade outdated hardware and software components
  • Key ResultImplement proactive maintenance on 95% of servers
  • TaskAssign a maintenance team to apply the protocol to identified servers
  • TaskIdentify all servers needing proactive maintenance
  • TaskDevelop and document a proactive maintenance protocol
  • Key ResultIncrease customer satisfaction scores by 15% via improved service delivery
  • TaskTrain staff in advanced customer service techniques
  • TaskImplement a robust customer feedback system
  • TaskStreamline service delivery for efficiency

3. OKR 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

4. OKR to automate IT processes for increased efficiency

  • ObjectiveStreamline IT processes for optimal productivity
  • Key ResultImplement a comprehensive IT management system to track incidents and resolve them
  • Key ResultIncrease customer satisfaction by 20% through faster resolution of IT issues
  • Key ResultAutomate 80% of repetitive tasks across all IT departments
  • Key ResultReduce mean time to resolve IT issues by 50% through process automation

5. OKR 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

6. OKR to reduce IT support response time by 20%

  • ObjectiveImprove IT support response time
  • Key ResultIncrease number of available support agents
  • Key ResultMonitor and optimize resolution time for all support tickets
  • Key ResultEnhance employee IT training to reduce basic inquiries
  • Key ResultImplement a new ticketing system for faster response

7. OKR to enhance effectiveness of ITSM help desk operations

  • ObjectiveEnhance effectiveness of ITSM help desk operations
  • Key ResultIncrease ticket resolution rate by 30%
  • TaskEmploy additional qualified customer service representatives
  • TaskStreamline ticket resolution process for efficiency
  • TaskImplement training sessions for enhanced customer service skills
  • Key ResultImprove customer satisfaction score by 15%
  • TaskImplement comprehensive employee customer service training
  • TaskEnhance product or service quality based on reviews
  • TaskRegularly solicit customer feedback and make improvements
  • Key ResultReduce average response time to within 2 hours
  • TaskAllocate more resources to customer service interactions
  • TaskTrain staff on speedy, effective response methods
  • TaskImplement a more efficient ticketing system

8. OKR to enhance productivity and operation efficiency in IT management

  • ObjectiveEnhance productivity and operation efficiency in IT management
  • Key ResultImprove system uptime to 99.9%
  • TaskEstablish a comprehensive system monitoring plan
  • TaskRegularly conduct preventive maintenance and updates
  • TaskImplement redundancy in key system infrastructure components
  • Key ResultImplement a new IT project management tool with 90% team adoption
  • TaskIdentify a suitable IT project management tool for the team
  • TaskConduct tool training sessions to ensure 90% adoption
  • TaskMonitor and address any adoption issues regularly
  • Key ResultReduce IT incident response time by 30%
  • TaskTrain IT staff in streamlined incident response processes
  • TaskImplement automated alert systems for quicker incident identification
  • TaskRegularly review and refine existing response protocols

9. OKR to improve the reliability and efficiency of IT Infrastructure

  • ObjectiveImprove the reliability and efficiency of IT Infrastructure
  • Key ResultDecrease system downtime by 30% through proactive maintenance and upgrades
  • TaskDevelop a regular schedule for proactive maintenance and system check-ups
  • TaskImplement latest upgrades and patches in a timely manner
  • TaskMonitor system metrics regularly to spot potential failures
  • Key ResultImprove incident response time by 20% for high-severity issues
  • TaskSimplify processes for faster issue resolution
  • TaskTrain staff on efficient incident response protocol
  • TaskImplement an alert system for high-severity issues
  • Key ResultImplement a new automation system reducing manual tasks by 25%
  • TaskTrain employees on new automation system usage
  • TaskSelect appropriate automation software or tool
  • TaskIdentify processes suitable for automation within the company

10. OKR to streamline incident response process to reduce time by 15%

  • ObjectiveStreamline incident response process to reduce time by 15%
  • Key ResultDecrease resolution time by 10% through systematic problem-solving methods
  • TaskEstablish a dedicated troubleshooting team
  • TaskImplement training on efficient problem-solving strategies
  • TaskIntroduce problem-tracking and management software
  • Key ResultImplement a new incident management system improving efficiency by 10%
  • TaskEvaluate current incident management process and identify inefficiencies
  • TaskResearch and select a new incident management system
  • TaskTrain staff on new system's usage and procedures
  • Key ResultTrain team on quick, effective incident identification within 5% fewer hours
  • TaskSchedule short, focused training sessions for the team
  • TaskImplement practice drills for faster comprehension
  • TaskDevelop a streamlined incident identification training curriculum

11. OKR to boost financial performance through technological advancement

  • ObjectiveBoost financial performance through technological advancement
  • Key ResultImprove financial reporting accuracy by 30% using advanced data analytics
  • TaskProvide training for staff on data analytics and accurate report compilation
  • TaskImplement advanced data analytics tools in financial reporting systems
  • TaskRegularly review and fine-tune analytics algorithms for optimal accuracy
  • Key ResultIncrease annual revenue by 25% through implementation of new financial software
  • TaskIdentify and purchase suitable financial software
  • TaskTrain employees on new software usage
  • TaskEvaluate and adjust software implementation continuously
  • Key ResultReduce operational costs by 15% by leveraging automation tools
  • TaskResearch and invest in relevant automation tools
  • TaskIdentify repetitive tasks suitable for automation
  • TaskTrain staff on effective use of automation tools

12. OKR to enhance the efficiency of internal team communication

  • ObjectiveEnhance the efficiency of internal team communication
  • Key ResultIncrease usage of team collaboration tools by 30%
  • TaskImplement training sessions highlighting tool benefits and functionalities
  • TaskLaunch a company-wide communication promoting tool usage
  • TaskOffer incentives for employees who regularly utilize the tools
  • Key ResultImplement weekly team catch-up meetings, achieving 90% attendance
  • TaskTrack attendance to maintain rate above 90%
  • TaskSchedule weekly meetings during common free time
  • TaskSend reminders about meetings two days prior
  • Key ResultReduce email response time by 50%
  • TaskSet dedicated times for checking and responding to emails
  • TaskPrioritize emails based on urgency and importance
  • TaskUse email templates for common responses

13. OKR to enhance efficiency and speed of the help desk process

  • ObjectiveEnhance efficiency and speed of the help desk process
  • Key ResultImplement a new help desk software to streamline ticket management
  • TaskTransition current tickets to new system
  • TaskResearch and select appropriate help desk software
  • TaskTrain support team on new software usage
  • Key ResultTrain 75% of help desk staff in revised speed-focused procedures
  • TaskImplement staff training sessions on procedures
  • TaskDevelop revised speed-focused procedures
  • TaskIdentify 75% of help desk staff for training
  • Key ResultDecrease average initial response time by 30%
  • TaskImplement streamlined customer service procedures
  • TaskRegularly monitor and evaluate response times
  • TaskTrain staff on efficient response techniques

14. OKR to streamline the accounting close process

  • ObjectiveStreamline the accounting close process
  • Key ResultImplement automated accounting software with 100% staff adoption
  • TaskMonitor staff adoption, offer ongoing support
  • TaskSelect user-friendly, comprehensive accounting software
  • TaskTrain staff thoroughly on software usage
  • Key ResultDecrease the monthly closing cycle time by 30%
  • TaskStreamline data collection and management processes
  • TaskImplement automated financial systems for swift transaction processing
  • TaskRegularly review and improve workflow efficiency
  • Key ResultEliminate 50% of identified bottlenecks in the closing process
  • TaskImplement solutions to remove identified bottlenecks
  • TaskIdentify excessive processes contributing to bottlenecks
  • TaskReview and analyze current closing process parameters

15. OKR to streamline data architecture to enhance overall efficiency and decision-making

  • ObjectiveStreamline data architecture to enhance overall efficiency and decision-making
  • Key ResultImprove data governance framework to ensure data quality and compliance
  • TaskIdentify and rectify gaps in the current data governance policies
  • TaskImplement regular compliance checks and audits for data management
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive data quality standards and measurement metrics
  • Key ResultEnhance data infrastructure scalability to support future growth and evolving needs
  • TaskImplement scalable data management solutions
  • TaskMonitor and adjust scalability strategies regularly
  • TaskEvaluate current data infrastructure strengths and limitations
  • Key ResultIncrease data integration automation to reduce manual efforts by 30%
  • TaskImplement automation software to streamline data integration
  • TaskMonitor and assess efficiency improvements post-implementation
  • TaskEvaluate existing data integration processes and identify manual efforts

Best practices for managing your It Efficiency 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

Focus can only be achieve by limiting the number of competing priorities. It is crucial that you take the time to identify where you need to move the needle, and avoid adding business-as-usual activities to your 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

Having good goals is only half the effort. You'll get significant more value from your OKRs if you commit to a weekly check-in process.

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 It Efficiency OKRs

Your quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly in order to get all the benefits of the OKRs 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

We recommend using a spreadsheet for your first OKRs cycle. You'll need to get familiar with the scoring and tracking first. Then, you can scale your OKRs process by using a proper OKR-tracking tool for it.

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.

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