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3 Principles of Good Dashboard Design

By Amanda Shelley

The key to driving results isn’t solely based on aesthetically pleasing dashboards; it’s a combination of truly well-designed and defined dashboards, and a team that knows how to take action upon the data/metrics that follow.

In this guide, you will learn:

  • The three principles of good dashboard design to drive better results.
  • How a culture of transparency and elevated accountability can enable your management team.
  • The ease of creating and using custom dashboards in AchieveIt’s platform.

The Definitive Guide to Healthcare KPIs

By Amanda Shelley

In today’s ever-changing healthcare environment, organizational leaders must be more knowledgeable than ever if they want to enhance execution and drive results. This requires a true understanding of the terms and hierarchies involved in the planning and structuring of their organizations.

This guide is designed to walk you through this process in a straightforward manner. Filled with explanations, practical examples and useful information on how to distinguish between a business process and a service line or a KPI from a strategic plan initiative, you will be better prepared to lead all of your strategic initiatives and start seeing results with this by your side.

In this guide, you will learn:

  • The definition of core competencies.
  • The meaning of the term ‘key business processes.’
  • The reasons business processes are separate from service lines.
  • How key performance indicators help you manage your business processes.
  • The differences between key performance indicators and strategic plan objectives.
  • How to use dashboards and scorecards to track performance.
  • Example business processes and KPIs that hospitals use.

3 Strategies That Will Elevate Organizational Accountability Immediately

By Amanda Shelley

Making the switch from an organizational culture of collaboration to one of individual accountability can immediately drive results and accelerate performance. But the reason so many organizations struggle to do so is that they unknowingly create shadows that allow people to hide. If you want to see a real change in business results, it’s essential to switch the focus from getting things done (outputs) to getting results (outcomes).

In this white paper, you will learn:

  • The 3 strategies to creating a culture of individual accountability
  • How to do away with alibis and excuses during times of failure
  • The 3 rules to live by when assigning task-level items
  • Tools to fast-track the development of an individually accountable culture

Designing a Dashboard System that Accelerates Performance

By Amanda Shelley

Although dashboards alone don’t drive results, they enable management teams to make informed decisions and to accelerate the results by creating a culture of visibility and elevating accountability. However, many organizations fail in dashboard design and implementation because of three very basic reasons.

In this guide, you will learn:

  • Three dashboard secrets of high performing organizations.
  • Steps to right sizing your dashboards.
  • How to convey your most important information within your dashboards.
  • Best practices for driving execution and accountability.

Developing a Results-Oriented Strategic Plan

By Amanda Shelley

Every strategic plan has four fundamental components–goals, objectives, strategies, and tactics, each of which can help to enhance your organization’s likelihood of success when done correctly.

In this white paper, you will learn:

  • How to develop a results-oriented strategic plan.
  • The link between mission, vision, and strategy.
  • The four components of a strategic plan.
  • Evaluating the right strategic planning solution.