Only losers don’t have a leader board!
Let’s decide something right here, right now: we’ll rid ourselves of the twentieth-century term ‘wallboard’ for good. It’s so old school it’s embarrassing. Now, let’s take it a step further. No more talking about ‘notification boards,’ either. Why? Well, the screen on your company wall is, in fact, not about notification. It’s leading, and it should be treated as such. So let’s start calling a spade a spade. From here on out, Texas Digital will only use one accurate term: ‘leader board.’
An at-a-glance picture of a four-hour game
Tennis games can easily last for four hours. That’s why lots of people tune in somewhere halfway. And here’s what’s so peculiar: no matter if the players are two minutes or two hours into the game, one glance at the leader board tells you everything you need to know. What’s the number of sets? Who’s winning? What are the statistics? You’ll get instant answers to all these questions.
What’s so interesting about this is the filtering of truly useful information. If you think about it, a company isn’t all that different from a tennis game. There’s a wealth of information circulating through the organization, but only a small part of all data is actionable and, therefore, share-worthy. Enter the leader board, which helps you provide Targeted BI. The latter consists of making connections to all data systems, collecting information, and presenting all relevant data to the right (groups of) people to create real-time awareness. An invaluable asset that every organization will benefit from!
The leader board in practice
Curious about the leader board’s real-world results? Our customers regularly tell us how important it is that people throughout the organization are constantly involved in current developments. If they know what’s happening at the moment, they can make independent decisions. As it turns out, well-informed employees are in control, take on responsibility, and show more commitment.
The opposite is also true. Recently, one of our customers moved – sans leader boards. It didn’t take long for chaos to arise. People in the organization felt like losers, lost in the dark! Getting the leader boards into the new building was handled like an emergency. The moral of the story: if you listen to the business and display the right information, your return will be so much better that you won’t ever be able to do without a leader board again!
Want to know what a leader board can do for your organization? Please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be happy to perform a Quick Scan and discuss your Visual Management opportunities.