Management is like a pivot table

Today’s thought is that management is like a “pivot table”.

If you are smart, you do thinking, documents and data ONCE and then display and share the information in many different views.


  • You may need to do a high level exec summary = you give the answer
  • You need to do a high level summary to peers = you show the summed answers and the final answer
  • You need to share with a working group/committee = you share the work book with only the important columns and totals shows to give confidence that you can work out the answer
  • You need to prove you know how to work the answer = you share all hidden tabs, raw data and formulas

Thought for the day. Sometimes works like this.

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