Engineering OKR Examples
Sample OKRs along with relevant discussions, organised by function
The common conception is that customer support is not something that is driven by goals, but if personalised customer support is what an organization aims for - The goals driven on customer support function can actually have appositive impact on marketing & sales OKRs. These OKRs illustrate the same; they are indicative & can differ from organization to organization depending on the size, stage & maturity of OKR processes.
Team Level OKRs
|Delight customers with extraordinary support||
||The main point of the objective, customer delight, needs a better yardstick – an Objective like “Improve customer support experience by Q3 FY 2017-18” can work better.|
|Improve performance of support team||
|Use superior technology and tools||
||The objective should quantify what superior technology means, and how will it make difference to the company. This customer support objective can be better phrased as “Improve technological infrastructure for increased productivity by Q3 FY 2017-18”|
Individual level OKRs
|Reduce grievances rate by 30% by Q3 2017-18||
||The 3rd KR is a task with no apparent impact on the objective. It can be modified to, “Document 20 most common complaints per day and rectify them to prevent re-occurrence” for better alignment with the objective.|
|Assess customer satisfaction rate by Q3 FY 2017-18||
||If the objective talks about assessing or even improving an arbitary value, it defeats the reason of objectives in the first place. The 2rd KR places value on a metric that is not in control of customer service teams – happiness of customers – and thus, needs to be reworded as ‘documenting results of phone interviews conducted for 15 customers/week’.
Also, the outcome of the first 2 KRs can acts the foundation for the target of Sales team KRs.