2 OKR examples for Service Level Agreement

What are Service Level Agreement 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 Level Agreement. 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 more about the OKR meaning online.

Best practices for managing your Service Level Agreement 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 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 Service Level Agreement 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 Service Level Agreement 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

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.

Service Level Agreement OKRs templates

We've covered most of the things that you need to know about setting good OKRs and tracking them effectively. It's now time to give you a series of templates that you can use for inspiration!

We've added many examples of Service Level Agreement 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 the SLA adherence for IT tickets

  • ObjectiveEnhance the SLA adherence for IT tickets
  • Key ResultReduce IT ticket resolution time by 30%
  • TaskProvide comprehensive training to IT support team
  • TaskDevelop a streamlined ticket prioritization process
  • TaskImplement efficient IT incident management tools
  • Key ResultAchieve a 90% customer satisfaction rate regarding ticket handling and resolution
  • TaskImplement regular training sessions on customer communication for support staff
  • TaskDevelop a responsive and efficient ticket resolution system
  • TaskMonitor and analyze customer feedback regularly
  • Key ResultImplement a new ticket tracking system for improved process efficiency
  • TaskTrain employees on new system use
  • TaskEvaluate potential ticket tracking systems
  • TaskSelect and purchase preferred system
  • Key ResultTrain all IT staff on SLA compliance and ticket handling best practices
  • TaskDevelop module on ticket handling best practices
  • TaskSchedule comprehensive SLA compliance training for IT staff
  • TaskEnsure periodic reinforcement training sessions

OKRs to ensure seamless goods transfer within two-hour service level agreement

  • ObjectiveEnsure seamless goods transfer within two-hour service level agreement
  • Key ResultImprove logistics efficiency by reducing transport delays by 20%
  • TaskImplement GPS tracking for real-time fleet monitoring
  • TaskEnhance route planning using predictive analytics
  • TaskStreamline loading/unloading processes at the warehouse
  • Key ResultMaintain customer satisfaction rating for punctuality over 95%
  • TaskRegularly train staff on time management skills
  • TaskMonitor and optimize scheduling processes
  • TaskSurvey customers regularly for punctuality feedback
  • Key ResultImplement process improvements to decrease order processing time by 15%
  • TaskDevelop and implement strategies to streamline the order processing
  • TaskConduct a detailed analysis of the current order processing system
  • TaskIdentify inefficiencies and areas for improvement in the system

More Service Level Agreement OKR templates

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OKRs resources

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