Dashboard? That’s just a posh name for a report, isn’t it?

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I had an interesting conversation with a company lawyer a little while ago. We were discussing dashboards and she said “It makes me laugh when people talk about dashboards, it is just a posh way of describing a report!”. It made me think as it seems to be a common misconception. What is the difference between […]

How to keep your reports short and effective

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Which is the easier question to answer?: “Tell me about France” or, “Tell me about the restaurants in the village of Venosc that serve Italian food” ? It’s very obviously the latter (assuming you have the information available in the first place). It’s the difference between these two questions that explains how some reports can be […]

Are you confused by your own MI? A half day course

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Are you confused by the reports and measures that are supposed to inform you? Do you have meetings where managers blame unpalatable messages on issues with reporting and data? Bernie’s belief is “If you don’t understand a report, the report is badly designed”. In this half day course on report design and usability you will […]

Are your KPI reports a mess? A half day report-design course.

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Do you wish you could glance at a simple report or dashboard and instantly grasp the key opportunities for your business? Dashboards have become increasingly popular in recent years, but many don’t deliver their full potential. If they don’t deliver instantly what the user needs, then the chances are they will never be used again. […]

Too many reports? A great tip…

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A friend of mine recently mentioned her brilliant tip for finding out how many people read the reports that you send out. She decided to password protect the regular report that she sent out to over 300 people. Just two people requested the password. If you have a sneaking suspicion that people aren’t reading the […]