15 OKR examples for Service Efficiency

What are Service Efficiency 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.

Writing good OKRs can be hard, especially if it's your first time doing it. You'll need to center the focus of your plans around outcomes instead of projects.

We understand that setting OKRs can be challenging, so we have prepared a set of examples tailored for Service Efficiency. Take a peek at the templates below to find inspiration and kickstart your goal-setting process.

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

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Our Service Efficiency OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for Service 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!

OKRs 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

OKRs to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of legal service delivery

  • ObjectiveEnhance the efficiency and effectiveness of legal service delivery
  • Key ResultIncrease client satisfaction rating to 95%
  • TaskMonitor feedback and swiftly address client complaints
  • TaskConduct regular surveys to understand client needs and expectations
  • TaskImplement training programs to enhance customer service skills
  • Key ResultReduce average case handling time by 20%
  • TaskRegularly review and optimize case handling strategies
  • TaskStreamline case-related processes and resources
  • TaskImplement efficient case-handling training for all staff
  • Key ResultComplete 100% of legal documents without any errors
  • TaskUpdate and correct any errors found immediately
  • TaskReview all legal documents thoroughly for accuracy
  • TaskObtain professional legal counsel for document verification

OKRs 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

OKRs to streamline service offering assistance process

  • ObjectiveStreamline service offering assistance process
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% customer satisfaction score for service offerings
  • TaskEnhance and improve service offerings based on reviews
  • TaskAnalyze feedback regularly and address negative responses
  • TaskImplement robust customer feedback collection method
  • Key ResultTrain 100% of customer service team on new streamlined process
  • TaskMonitor implementation and provide follow-up training as needed
  • TaskDevelop training program focused on new streamlined process
  • TaskSchedule mandatory training sessions for all team members
  • Key ResultReduce service offering process steps by 30% to improve efficiency
  • TaskImplement automation for repetitive tasks
  • TaskIdentify and eliminate redundant steps in service process
  • TaskTrain staff for streamlined service process

OKRs 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

OKRs to enhance performance testing for v2 services

  • ObjectiveEnhance performance testing for v2 services
  • Key ResultImprove system ability to handle peak load by 30%
  • TaskOptimize current system code for better efficiency
  • TaskImplement load balancing techniques across the servers
  • TaskIncrease server capacity to handle increased load
  • Key ResultIdentify and reduce service response time by 20%
  • TaskAnalyze current service response times
  • TaskImplement solutions to enhance service speed by 20%
  • TaskIdentify bottlenecks and inefficiencies in service delivery
  • Key ResultAchieve 100% test coverage for all v2 services
  • TaskImplement and run newly developed tests
  • TaskIdentify and create additional tests needed
  • TaskReview current test coverage for all v2 services

OKRs to improve service recovery time in 2024

  • ObjectiveImprove service recovery time in 2024
  • Key ResultReduce mean time to recovery (MTTR) by 25% in the next product update
  • TaskIntegrate higher-quality failure-detection mechanisms
  • TaskImplement automated incident response procedures
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive recovery guideline documents
  • Key ResultTrain support team on new recovery protocols to attain 90% resolution efficiency
  • TaskSchedule training sessions on new recovery protocols for support team
  • TaskSet up regular assessments to measure resolution efficiency
  • TaskDevelop practical exercises to ensure understanding of new protocols
  • Key ResultImplement automated diagnostic tools to decrease escalation incidents by 30%
  • TaskIdentify suitable automated diagnostic tools for system optimization
  • TaskTrain staff on proper usage and implementation of these tools
  • TaskPurchase and install the selected automated diagnostic tools

OKRs to elevate operational excellence and customer experience

  • ObjectiveElevate operational excellence and customer experience
  • Key ResultIncrease customer satisfaction scores by a minimum of 15%
  • TaskImplement thorough, user-friendly customer service training for all staff members
  • TaskInformation gathering - Survey customers to identify common satisfaction issues
  • TaskDevelop an effective customer loyalty program with exclusive benefits
  • Key ResultImplement at least 2 new process improvements, increasing efficiency by 10%
  • TaskIdentify areas in the workflow that require improvements
  • TaskCreate and implement 2 new efficient strategies
  • TaskMonitor and measure efficiency increases
  • Key ResultReduce product delivery time by 20% within the quarter
  • TaskImplement more efficient packaging methods
  • TaskStreamline the order fulfillment process
  • TaskEnhance courier partnerships for expedited delivery

OKRs to improve resolution of travel time requests

  • ObjectiveImprove resolution of travel time requests
  • Key ResultAchieve 95% customer satisfaction rate on resolved requests
  • TaskSurvey customers post-resolution for satisfaction insight
  • TaskRegularly review and improve resolution strategies
  • TaskImplement a comprehensive customer service training program
  • Key ResultImplement a new resolution system to increase efficiency by 30%
  • TaskIdentify inefficiencies in the current resolution system
  • TaskDevelop a streamlined, more efficient process plan
  • TaskImplement and monitor the new resolution system
  • Key ResultReduce average resolution timeframe by 20%
  • TaskProvide additional trainings to staff for faster troubleshooting
  • TaskStreamline the resolution workflow to eliminate unnecessary steps
  • TaskImplement efficient time management techniques into resolution process

OKRs to enhance research and response strategies for agency requests

  • ObjectiveEnhance research and response strategies for agency requests
  • Key ResultAchieve a 95% satisfaction rate in agency feedback on request handling
  • TaskIntroduce a resolution policy for negative feedback
  • TaskRegularly assess and improve request handling processes
  • TaskImplement customer service training for agency staff
  • Key ResultRespond to 98% of requests from contracted agencies within 48 hours
  • TaskPrioritize urgent requests from contracted agencies
  • TaskTrack and monitor response times to requests
  • TaskAllocate specific time daily to address agency requests
  • Key ResultImprove request research effectiveness, reducing turnaround time by 15%
  • TaskImplement a standardized research protocol to increase efficiency
  • TaskTrain staff to boost research productivity and accuracy
  • TaskPrioritize and categorize requests to expedite processing

OKRs to boost CSAT, CES, and NPS scores via chat channel

  • ObjectiveBoost CSAT, CES, and NPS scores via chat channel
  • Key ResultIncrease CSAT score by 15% through improving chat-response efficiency
  • TaskRegularly analyze chat data to identify bottlenecks
  • TaskTrain customer service reps for faster issue resolution
  • TaskImplement a chatbot for instant, accurate responses to common queries
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% rise in NPS score by refining chat support quality
  • TaskRegularly review and update chat scripts for clarity
  • TaskImplement chat support training on customer service skills
  • TaskIntroduce a quality assurance process for chat interactions
  • Key ResultDecrease CES by 10% by enhancing chat interface usability
  • TaskSimplify chat interface design for seamless navigation
  • TaskImprove response speed within the chat interface
  • TaskProvide clear instructions and tooltips on chat features

OKRs to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of customer service

  • ObjectiveEnhance efficiency and effectiveness of customer service
  • Key ResultReduce average customer complaint resolution time by 20%
  • TaskImplement a standardized complaint resolution protocol
  • TaskRegularly monitor and analyze resolution times
  • TaskTrain staff in effective complaint resolution
  • Key ResultDeliver a comprehensive training program to 100% of customer service reps
  • TaskMonitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the training program
  • TaskOrganize training sessions for all customer service representatives
  • TaskDevelop a detailed curriculum covering all aspects of customer service
  • Key ResultIncrease positive customer feedback received by 25%
  • TaskImprove customer support response times
  • TaskImplement customer satisfaction surveys after each purchase
  • TaskOffer special incentives for feedback

OKRs to improve efficiency in client and team management

  • ObjectiveImprove efficiency in client and team management
  • Key ResultIncrease client satisfaction by 10% as evidenced by quarterly survey responses
  • TaskImplement regular client follow-ups to address potential issues
  • TaskEvaluate and streamline communication processes for client efficiency
  • TaskProvide staff with customer service training to improve interactions
  • Key ResultEnhance team output by 15% through implementation of structured weekly check-ins
  • TaskTrain team on effective check-in strategies
  • TaskMonitor and measure output increase weekly
  • TaskEstablish a weekly check-ins system for the team
  • Key ResultAchieve a 20% decrease in resolution time for client-reported software issues
  • TaskProvide ongoing technical training for the customer service team
  • TaskEstablish a priority-based resolution system
  • TaskImplement more efficient issue-tracking software

OKRs to improve delivery efficiency using our in-house tool

  • ObjectiveImprove delivery efficiency using our in-house tool
  • Key ResultReduce the average order delivery time by 20%
  • TaskIncrease efficiency in the inventory management system
  • TaskStreamline the order processing workflow
  • TaskEstablish faster shipping partnerships
  • Key ResultDecrease delivery related customer complaints by 30%
  • TaskImplement stricter quality control measures for packing
  • TaskTrain staff in effective customer service
  • TaskImprove delivery speed through optimized routes
  • Key ResultIncrease overall customer satisfaction rating to 90%
  • TaskEnhance customer service training for employees
  • TaskImprove product/service based on feedback
  • TaskImplement regular customer satisfaction surveys

OKRs to accelerate service transformation through innovation and benchmarking

  • ObjectiveAccelerate service transformation through innovation and benchmarking
  • Key ResultAchieve a 15% reduction in service processing time via technological enhancements
  • TaskTrain staff to effectively utilize technology for efficiency
  • TaskImplement automation software for routine service tasks
  • TaskUpgrade outdated processing systems with faster technology
  • Key ResultImplement three benchmarked best practices in service delivery
  • TaskAnalyze their best service delivery practices thoroughly
  • TaskIncorporate these strategies into our existing service delivery model
  • TaskIdentify top-performing companies in service delivery for benchmarking
  • Key ResultIncrease operational efficiency by 25% through process innovation
  • TaskReview and streamline current operational processes
  • TaskImplement new technologies to automate routine tasks
  • TaskInvest in staff process innovation training

Best practices for managing your Service 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

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 the weekly 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.

Best way to track your Service 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.

More Service Efficiency 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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