Words of the Week – cockpit


Image: Space Shuttle Cockpit, Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas posted on flickr.com by jpo

Oh, how I love learning new words for Words of the Week! I was sitting in a meeting last week, and our VP of Marketing presented a new idea for a cockpit of business metrics. “A cockpit,” I thought, “what on earth is that?”

It turns out that a cockpit is a collection of dashboards, the ultimate tool for understanding the state of a business, updateable every month and neatly presented in one Excel workbook.

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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