Dashboard Tip #1: The magic of dashboards is in selecting the right metrics (KPIs) to watch, not the software and sizzle of colors and graphs.
For Small and Medium Size Businesses (SMBs) all these things drive essentially the same thing to measure, manage and constantly improve performance (Kaizen):
- Executive Dashboards (Corporate level)
Big companies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars, even millions, on software and training to do what we do for SMBs with simple conventions and tools.
AirTight Management provides all the essential elements of these disciplines in a simple to implement way that can be installed easily. It integrates best practices from hundreds of sources into a training program, coaching program and consulting program customized for each client.
Our Experts Will Design a Killer, Custom Executive Dashboard That Will Enhance Your Company and Department Performance in Days.
Then we will train and coach all your employees to use it well,
What do you want?
A) A dashboard template and/or software package (product) that forces you to do all the hard "art" yourself? Or
B) A complete solution, custom designed by a Business Intelligence (BI) expert that includes all the expertise, training and
coaching you need to be successful?
Tough decision? Not after you talk to us it won't be!
Our included Video Training Library (VTL) courses include all the management best practices you need to leverage dashboards well.
It is people, not software that makes dashboards an effective tool.
The training for your staff will increase team and department performance.
We do not just give you the dashboard and leave, we provide everything needed for success.
Watch this short video introduction to our Dashboards and Metrics System.
Dashboards is one of the quickest and easiest Management Systems to implement for a fast impact on any business.
We have several courses to ease implementation of dashboards into your firm.
The key, and magic, is in the design of the proper metrics to watch which frame each department and function, as well as the proper training of your team. Doing this well requires decades of broad business experience.
We also train and certify professional business consultants and coaches to design, train and implement dashboards.
On-demand video training, shot in our own studio, is used for consistent, effective and low-cost training of your team. We can train and certify employees, managers and individuals to do just what they need to after we help you create your custom dashboard(s). Optional professional certifications are also available.
For the best and quickest results, and lowest risk, we recommend you use experts only to design your dashboard's KPIs at both the corporate and departmental levels. For many reasons people inside your company are too close and lack the experience to get this right without months or years of trial and error. We are very, very good at this and can do it very quickly too.
Done right these dashboards will impact your business dramatically and change how you think about it too. It will allow owners and managers to work "on" the business, not just "in it". Improving every month. We can design your corporate dashboard in as little as a week. You will be amazed how much leverage you can get running a business by the numbers. And how your managers will become better managers by having this too also.
Tip #3: There are four categories of numbers that need to be in every dashboard to make it effective. If you do not have all four, balanced, the dashboard and metrics will not work well. The system will be "gamed", or skewed. Bad KPIs can even hurt performance.
Just like any other art or complex skill, you must hire an expert to get it right. Business management and dashboard design are both complex arts. Don't do paint by numbers (templates) when you need custom, and don't go it alone either. Hire someone who has all the right expertise and has done it for ten years or more - never a software person, accountant or self-professed expert who has never run a business before. Would you try to fly a plane alone without using an instructor first?
Legal disclosure: The dashboard is a copyrighted "work for hire" and becomes 100% owned by you upon final payment. All our work is always kept confidential.
Optionally we can come on site to handhold everyone through the change process and guarantee results right through implementation of data capture and integration with any existing management processes. This is a more labor intensive with travel time and expenses added and needs a custom quote. Or to be billed on a time and materials basis. This is sometimes appropriate for companies with more than 50 employees where there are compelling issues or where a quick impact will generate a high ROI by getting it done fast with minimal risk and cost is not the issue.