Connecting people and possibilities to do meaningful work

Kendo Values

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Customer Success

  • Our products work
  • We anticipate customers’ needs
  • The customer is the centre of our universe
  • Customer success is our success
Kendo_About _Integrity_@2x


  • We build on proven methodologies
  • Our research is robust and reliable
  • We deliver what we promise
  • We own our mistakes
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  • We prioritise team objectives over individual success
  • All wins are team wins and are celebrated with our colleagues
  • We respect each other and value what each can offer
  • We have each other’s back
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  • We support talented people
  • Roles and responsibilities are earned by performance
  • Mistakes are an acceptable outcome from pushing new ideas
  • We are outcomes orientated
Kendo_About _Resilience_@2x


  • We have persistence to keep going…and going
  • Blockers are opportunities to excel
  • We have faith in what we do
  • The glass is always half full…even when it is nearly empty

The History of Kendo

Kendo is the Japanese art of self-improvement, molding mind and spirit through the art of swordsmanship, practised using bamboo swords. Its purpose was not just the cultivation of oneself, but also to contribute to culture and prosperity of all people. This philosophy was the inspiration for the creation of the Kendo as an agile performance improvement platform. Kendo is a HR SaaS product based on self-direction theory that assists people to improve their performance, and as a result, the organisations’ overall performance. Kendo was started in 2018.

In late 2019 we acquired a core HR platform to work with the our performance management system giving us an end to end market ready solution. Kendo was developed by a team with extensive experience in organisational psychology, software development, HR management and business management.

Performance inspired.