Are Lagging Indicators Holding Your Productivity Back?

Lagging indicators are measurable factors that change only after a particular pattern or trend has already begun. These indicators are useful for confirming long-term trends, but they have little value for prediction. To effectively use lagging indicators, companies need the right tracking and analytics software. Here are some ways you can use industry-agnostic lagging indicators to inform and improve your enterprise management goals.

What are Lagging Indicators?

To use lagging indicators effectively, you first need to understand the difference between leading and lagging indicators. For example, on a building site the number of accidents would be a lagging indicator. Leading indicators would include the number of employees following safety guidelines such as wearing a hard hat. There is usually a causal relationship between leading and lagging indicators, which will become clear if you measure both types of indicators over a period of time and use analytics software to look for correlations between them.

Why Measure Lagging Indicators?

Many businesses measure lagging indicators because they are often much easier than leading indicators to accurately measure. Measuring lagging indicators is a good idea because they give a clear picture of the current state of the business. However, it is important to also measure leading indicators as well. Without both indicators, you will not be able to make predictions about the future of the business.

How to Use Lagging Indicators?

Tracking and analytics software can help you measure lagging and leading indicators and find relationships between them. You can use these relationships to make predictions about the future of your business. Without adequate analytics software, it can be very difficult to identify these relationships.

How to Use Prodsmart to Measure and Analyze Lagging Indicators

Prodmart technologies can help you to measure and analyze lagging indicators. It is a very easy tool to use. All you need to do is sign up for a free trial, download the Prodsmart app, and start tracking your production. Try it today and find out how you can take control of your lagging indicators and use them to improve your productivity.


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