Examples of Tier Boards, Huddle Boards, Team Boards

A Visual Management system can be a powerful tool to help improve your team communication and performance. We refer to these as Huddleboards, but you may have seen them referred to as Tier Boards, Dashboards, or Whiteboards.

What should a Huddle Board look like?

What is a Huddle Board? 

  • A place (physical or virtual) where a team can meet and review priorities and make plans
  • A visual representation of the work a team is doing
    (see this post titled: What is a Huddleboard )

What are the benefits of a Huddle Board?

  • Display and remind team members of priorities and important goals.
  • Hold teams accountable for committed work
  • Capture issues, and ideas for improvement
  • A place to recognize & celebrate successes

Huddle board Examples:


Example A) Tier 3: Monthly Huddle Board 

This is an example of a Tier 3+  board that could be used as part of a Monthly Business Review.

  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Who would use it: Members of the senior leadership team
  • Metrics: Business Outcome Metrics

What is a Tier Board?

The word Tier is used to refer to the level inside of an organization where the work is being done.  Large organizations may have many more “Tiers”, but for this example, we will stick with 3 Tiers.

Example B) Tier 2: Weekly HuddleBoard Example

  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Who would use it: Members of a Team supporting a Net Promoter Score initiative
  • Metrics: Department/Function or Team Metrics, or temporary metrics related to a specific improvement initiative.

Example C) Tier 3: Monthly HuddleBoard Example

  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Who would use it: Members of the senior leadership team
  • Metrics: Business Outcome Metrics

Example D) Tier 2: Weekly HuddleBoard Example

  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Who would use it: Continuous Improvement team managing a 5S effort
  • Metrics: 5S Audit metrics

Example E) Tier 1: HuddleBoard Example

  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Who would use it: Members of the operating team responsible for production
  • Metrics: Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Costs

Example F) Tier 2: HuddleBoard Example

  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Who would use it: Members of the Team Working on a Project
  • Metrics: Specific to this project.