Inputs & Outputs

Startups & Tech

Most goal tracking focuses on either inputs or outputs.

Output-focused tracking centers on a result. How much weight did I lose? How much revenue did we make? Input focused revenue centers on behavior. How many calories did I consume? How many sales calls did we make?

But tracking only one or the other usually isn’t very helpful.

The best goal dashboards track both inputs and outputs. They focus on the single most significant output, and the one or two most significant inputs that drive it.

This is the only reliable way to create metrics that are actually actionable and useful.