Any healthy organization will have a strong commitment to telling the truth. This includes both a commitment to being open handed with information as well as making sure the information that is shared is accurate.
Many organizations share a “Dashboard” that summarizes key metrics and data points. A dashboard has the potential to:
- shift benchmarks and decision-making from external to internal markers
- integrate planning
- keep everyone’s focus of attention on what’s most important
This week Winebrenner Seminary is releasing the first effort at what we’re calling “Dashboard 2.0” that includes information that updates monthly such as financial profit/loss; information that changes each trimester such as enrollment, the cost to educate, and the number of collaborative partners; and enrollment data that permits planning for the upcoming term. While the specific format may change, the deeper commitment is to a willingness to share information broadly among Winebrenner’s stakeholders.
This project has been a long time in coming! You can read more about Dashboard 2.0 by clicking on the following posts written in early 2021:
Shifting Benchmarks & Decision-Making: From External to Internal Markers
Shifting Benchmarks & Decision-Making: From External to Internal Markers, Part 2
Shifting Benchmarks & Decision-Making: From External to Internal Markers, Part 3
While the first effort is not very “visually appealing” the remainder of the statements remain true.
– Dr. Brent C. Sleasman, President