Strategic Pillars

Communicate strategy in a way that everyone understands. Visualize the relationships between your strategy and the goals that'll deliver it.

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Written by Nick Fischer
Updated over a week ago

Strategy is a set of choices that explain how your organization is different. With Strategic Pillars, you’re able to make sense of those choices and communicate your strategy in a way that's understood by your people.

By visualizing the relationships between your strategy and the goals you need to deliver that strategy, Perdoo brings strategic alignment to a whole new level!

Before you start

Read this article to decide on your Strategic Pillars and understand how to combine strategy with OKRs to boost strategic alignment.

How to set up Strategic Pillars

Once you’ve decided on your Strategic Pillars, it’s time to set them up in Perdoo.

  • Go to your Strategy Map.

  • Click the + icon next to the Strategic Pillars "lane".

  • Type in the name of your Strategic Pillar.

  • Add a description to provide appropriate context.

    • This description will appear when you hover over a Strategic Pillar in Strategy Map:

      Description for Strategic Pillar when hovering over card in Roadmap
  • Hit Save.


  • By default, your Strategic Pillars will appear in the Strategy Map from left to right from oldest to newest created. You can re-order them via drag and drop.

  • You can align both KPIs and OKRs to it. See next item.

Example Strategic Pillars

  • Deliver the fastest analysis for every user.

  • Be self-serve at every stage of the journey.

  • Build a culture where each employee learns and thrives.

  • Be committed to H&S and sustainability in all aspects of our work.

  • Build a B2B software to B2C standards.

  • Put D&I at the heart of our high-performing workforce.

  • Be the premium offering in all markets.

  • Be a company that clients love to work with.

  • Consistently launch innovative product lines.

  • Put customers at the heart of our product development.

  • Keep lean even as we grow.

How to align a KPI to a Strategic Pillar

Your strategy isn't time-bound (unlike an OKR). It's your strategy up until you change it. So the success of a Strategic Pillar is measured through KPIs as, unlike Key Results, KPIs don't have a due date.

Please note that only Superadmins can align KPIs to Strategic Pillars.

When aligning a KPI to a Strategic Pillar, you can choose an existing KPI or create a new KPI. Simply click on the three vertical dots on the top-right of your Pillar, as shown below.

* NOTE: There is no limit to the number of KPIs you can add to a Strategic Pillar. KPIs can alway be broken down into more granular metrics, so it's important to really focus. The intention is to add those high-level metrics that truly communicate how you're doing.

Disabling Strategic Pillars

Obviously, we recommend that you work with Strategic Pillars. However, if you do not wish to use this feature, we can disable this for you. Use the live chat (bottom-right) or email our Support team at and they can deactivate it for you.

Need help?

Contact our friendly Support team via the in-app chat at the bottom-right of your screen, or email

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