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Measure Everything of Significance

Every business owner intuitively has a sense for their metrics. When you identify those metrics and quantify them, magic happens. Your magic ‘operational dashboard’ that will transform your business is simply a listing of your business’ key metrics (your key performance metrics (KPI)). They are effective for many reasons.

GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons, summed it up when he said,

Measure everything of significance.
Anything that is measured and watched, improves.

It’s simpler than you think. Make a list of your company’s key metrics. These become your personal ‘magic’ dashboard.

Simply by measuring something, it can improve. Draft your own operational dashboard to track performance and exactly how your business is performing overall. Start measuring performance against key metrics you need to hit or industry standards, financial standards, etc.

Everything that you track and measure will:

  • Improve productivity
  • Increase in value
  • Demonstrate what was intangible value
  • Provide the data to spot and fix problems faster
  • Strengthen the core of your business
  • Validate forecasts
  • Increase the value of your business

ACTION

Prove it to yourself. Pick 3 things significant to your bottom-line. Measure, watch and track them for 30 days. See what improves.

CODA

The fourth quarter is a perfect time to review, refine and revise the metrics you want to track and measure for the coming year to hit your numbers and achieve your goals. Don’t wait until January to start thinking about what you want to improve. Instead, make your plan, share it with your team and be ready to execute starting on January 2.

To ensure your company will survive and thrive and meet the demands of your market, customers and vendors, you must work on the business systematically and analytically to build value in every area. If you don’t know where to start or if you don’t know what metrics to track to improve your business, call 508.820.3322 or email us. You can also check out our 12 month program, Build Your Business Value.

 

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