Words of the Week – dashboard

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A dashboard is a way to organize complex information into a format that’s easy to read or present. The term originates from the dashboard of a car where drivers can monitor the major functions at a glance.

At my company, we compile financial business indicators into single page dashboards to share the state of the business with senior management. Our dashboards provide an overview of 5-7 indicators, and highlight our performance against them using colors: green means we’re exceeding expectations, yellow means we’re meeting expectations and red means we’re below expectations.

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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