Our mission is to help every organization achieve their purpose. Built on a foundational belief that strong teams are transparent, collaborative, and human-centered, we empower teams to align and focus with our easy to use OKR and status platform.
Employee alignment and engagement remains a top challenge for almost every organization. With the shift to remote work, communication gets siloed, priorities shift and information gets lost in the daily spreadsheet shuffle. Koan enables teams to align and engage through the power of habit, keeping everyone connected to the mission and focused on achieving their most critical goals.
In Zen practice, a koan (/ˈkōän/) is a riddle or paradox that, once meditated upon, leads to enlightenment. An empowering analogy for managing teams, Koan helps organizations pass along enlightenment through the practice of reflection. And with consistent practice, small positive behaviors, done consistently, yield enormous results.
At Koan, we live by our values and are focused on building a product that the entire team believes in.
Koan values Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI). One of our core values is to prioritize our employees and to create a great environment for employees to work in. We care about each other’s well being and growth, both professionally and personally. We focus on diversity and inclusion so that every employee can feel a sense of belonging. This gives us the fuel to do amazing work for our customers.
At the heart of Koan's business, we seek to inspire and nurture an inclusive culture - understanding that each person brings distinct experiences to the table. We prioritize creating a work environment that is diverse not only in gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion and age, but also in cultural backgrounds, life experiences, thoughts and ideas. Embracing diversity enhances our work culture and helps to create a culture of empowerment, one that fosters innovation, economic growth and new ideas.
Some of the work that we’re actively doing internally to make Koan an inclusive and equitable place to work includes:
Koan is headquartered in beautiful Portland, Oregon.
Our Silicon Valley embassy is located in Palo Alto, California.
We also have operations based in Chicago, Illinois.
We’re working hard to help every team achieve their purpose and always looking for great people to help us accomplish that mission.
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