You’ve been there: no matter how many reports, formal
meetings, casual conversations or emailed memos,
someone important inevitably claims they didn’t know
about some important fact or insight and says "we
should have a dashboard to monitor the performance of
Or maybe you’ve been here: you’ve said “yes, let’s have
a dashboard. It will help us improve return on
investment (ROI) if everyone can see how X is
performing and be able to quickly respond. I’ll update it
weekly.” Unfortunately, by week 3, you realize you’re
killing several hours a week integrating data from
multiple sources to update a dashboard you’re not sure
anyone is actually using.
Yet, dashboards have been all the rage and with good
reason. They can help you and your coworkers achieve
a better grasp on the data—one of your most important,
and often overlooked assets. You’ve read how they help
organizations get on the same page, speed decision making
and improve ROI. They help create
organizational alignment because everyone is looking
at the same thing.
So dashboards can be effective. They can work. The
question becomes: How can you get one to work for
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