Perdoo, the goal management platform that helps companies realize their aims, is now available in Dutch and Spanish. 

Based on the popular objectives and key results (OKR) goal setting framework – made famous by Google – Perdoo aims to tackle three widespread problems within organizations: disengaged employees, a lack of focus, and an inability to achieve ambitious goals as a team.

According to a Gallup study, lost productivity costs companies $370bn every year.

Founder and CEO of Perdoo Henrik-Jan van der Pol said, “Perdoo is a goal-setting tool used by everyone in an organization. It’s therefore crucial to break down any barriers for users to interact with our software. Language localization is a critical step in that direction.

“After receiving many requests from Spain, Latin America, and the Netherlands, we extended the range of supported languages to include Spanish and Dutch. Within the past nine months, we almost tripled our number of users.

“Now we can access an even broader potential customer base helping more organizations to increase transparency, foster collaboration, and enhance employee engagement.”

OKRs pay rich dividends in clearer strategy, aligned execution, less wasted efforts, a more productive and happier workforce.

From a financial aspect, the implementation of OKRs proves to be very valuable. According to a study by Sears Holding Company, using this management method allows companies to increase their average sales per hour by 8.5 per cent.

Perdoo helps employees across all levels to collaborate on goals more efficiently. The cloud-based platform lets users to define goals on a company, department and individual level and enables anyone to see who is working on what and share progress.

OKRs were first developed and implemented in the 1970s. Andrew Grove, then CEO of Intel, introduced the term in his book High Output Management and implemented it at Intel.

This methodology gained popularity and was introduced at Google in 1999. It has been considered the backbone of the web giant’s incredible success ever since. Silicon Valley OKR fans include companies such as LinkedIn, Zynga, and Oracle.

 

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