Get ideas for the best ways to make the status of processes visible. In brief, the key purpose of visual management is to show your processes in a visual way. Nevertheless, how does this work for specifically showing and assessing the status of a process? In short, the answer by using visual status indicators.

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What are the best ways to make the status of processes visible?

Above all, show a process’ status in a way that is easy to understand, at a glance. Furthermore, show status in real time. In other words, as it is right now. Therefore, make it easy to change a process’ status. Most importantly, show status to instantly assess progress.

There are a number of ways to achieve this. Furthermore using a range of status indicators. Let’s take each idea in turn…

Best ways to make the status of processes visible –
status dials

Status dials attaches to any visual management board. Most importantly, it gives instant Red Amber Green (RAG) status. Therefore, it makes a target’s status immediately visible. Furthermore, add custom text or labels to your status dial. Likewise, choose custom colours. Above all, highly visual and effective at a glance. Works for any board that tracks targets. For example, KPI boards and SQDC boards.

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Status dials and magnetic labels
Add status dials to any board for instant visual progress updates
Lockable status indicator dial shield
Change an area’s status easily
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Lock the status on your shield

Best ways to make the status of processes visible –
locking status dials

Locking status dials show instant Red Amber Green (RAG) status. In addition, lock the status in place. Choose custom options to make it suit your workspace.
In addition, use a locking status indicator shield to mark the status of an entire area. In addition, choose the perfect size for optimum visibility in your settings. Furthermore, choose the colours that are displayed. Similarly, opt for Red Amber Green.

The locking mechanism ensures that the status is not accidentally changed. It also supports a review process for status updates. Sleek stand-off fixings mean that your status shield is both smart and durable. Furthermore, it is possible to clean behind the display.

In short, the status shield works as a standalone display. On the other hand, it also works in conjunction with a visual management board. Above all, you choose all the options.

Examples of our Status Indicators

Best ways to make the status of processes visible –
status sliders

Status sliders give instant Red or Green status. Makes a target’s status immediately visible. Fits in a smaller space than status dials. Works brilliantly for showing many targets on one board. Choose custom colours. Furthermore, choose colours. Most importantly, highly visual and effective. Works for any board that tracks targets. Likewise, particularly useful if space is tight.

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Short of space? Use sliders to show status
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Add magnetic status labels to any board for easy updates

Best ways to make the status of processes visible –
magnetic status labels

Assign Red (sad) or Green (happy) status. Red Green labels work because they are so clear. Furthermore, choose double-sided status labels. Therefore, flip from Red to Green in an instant. In other words, see the Red (unhappy) status on one side, and Green on the other. Add custom text to your label. For instance, label reads “done” and “to do”. On the other hand, choose symbols like, for example, the happy / sad face. Furthermore, choose custom colours if you prefer. Highly visual and effective at a glance. Works for any board that tracks targets.

Best ways to make the status of processes visible –
status gauge

Status gauges attach to any visual management board. Use one to show not only Red, Amber or Green status but all stages in between. Above all, this gives a more nuanced approach to showing status. Therefore, track progress in greater detail. Above all, highly visual and effective at a glance. Works for any board that tracks targets.

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Status dials with percentages
Status gauges can show percentage progress updates
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Status indicator meters provide visual progress updates in real time

Best ways to make the status of processes visible –
Status indicator meters

Show status in even greater detail with a status indicator meter. For example, show variance within Red Amber or Green. Likewise, show percentages or numerical values. Above all, make updates for instant real time reference.

Status indicator options using dry wipe

A highly effective and simple way to chart your progress. Likewise, show status in four steps. To clarify, fill in each of the four segments as you complete each stage of the process. Ultimately, work towards a complete circle. Quick and easy to update with a dry wipe marker pen. Furthermore, makes progress and status visible.

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Dry wipe provides an easy way to chart progress

Our Approach

We create visual management displays and boards everyday. As a result we have plenty of experience. We work for organisations in food production, the power industry, national rail, pharmaceuticals, education, healthcare, packaging and distribution.

Our team works with a simple idea or sketch and creates a professionally designed layout. This is then turned into a highly functional and visual board.

We offer customised options because we want to create the perfect board for you. So, here are a few examples. We can add magnetic areas or a dry-wipe finish (for use with whiteboard pens). Furthermore, you can choose Red/Green sliders or R.A.G. (Red, Amber, Green) status dials so you can quickly and visually update your board. These are just a few examples of the ways in which our boards can be tailored to meet your needs. You may also be interested in whiteboard overlays that can be used on top of an existing magnetic board.

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