Dashboard Everything

If you could, what would you want to see in a dashboard every day? 

  • The number of emails received. 
  • The number of emails answered. 
  • Impact rating (1 – 5) for each email. 
  • Hours of project work. 
  • Conversations that you had that focused people on the vision (of the organization or a project.) 
  • Dollars spent. 
  • Revenue made. 
  • People impacted. 
  • Productivity Time Lost
  • System outage time. 
  • Consecutive days going through the checklist.  
  • Number of sales connections made. 
  • Number of sales made.

These are some of the items that I wish I could see in a dashboard every day. Would it help me if I focused on these items? Maybe. Are these the right things to focus on? Maybe not. 

We all know that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. It is the way that we have developed. We want to stop the uncomfortable pain of something being out of place. A dashboard helps us define what we expect to be in place and out of place. By defining ranges of tolerance and acceptability, we can know when things are uncomfortable or not. If we don’t set a range, then we are going to base what feels comfortable on the emotion for today. 

Do I have a dashboard? Not when I wrote this post. 

When do I hope to have a dashboard by? By the time you read this post. 

We’ll see.